Officer Lanny "Skip" Stevenson

Officer Lanny "Skip" Stevenson

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 8, 1979

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Lanny "Skip" Stevenson

Officer Skip Stevenson was shot and killed after he broke an argument between another off-duty officer and a man at a party. As the two officers left the party the suspect opened fire, killing Officer Stevenson.

The suspect was arrested four hours later and charged with murder.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, December 7, 1979
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Skip, I remember you from before FPD. You were the kind of guy that made the day a good day. Driving that Dodge 'Cricket' with the Cherry Bomb muffler, damn they were loud. Then, I remember you talked to my Dad about becoming a FPD Officer. We ended up taking the FPD test together, and you made it. I was very happy for you. And, I know you made a good name for yourself with FPD. Many of my friends said you were one of the 'Good Guys'. I had no doubt. And, I knew that would be the case.
I went to FSO just a few days before you were murdered. And,I worked in the Jail. It was a good thing I didn't see the guy who did that to you, for my sake too.
I still see Greg every once in a while, and get to hear about mom.
We all miss you, and I know we will be with you sometime soon enough.
BTW, because I went to FSO, and not FPD, my Dad (he retired from there in '86 and is still spending my inheritance) told me that I went to the Dark side because I didn't hire onto FPD, LOL! Well, after 34 years at FSO, I guess it was alright.
We all miss you, your whit, humor, humanity, and the smile and laugh that was so much you.
Until our time, know that you are missed.

Jack Fox, Crime Scene Expert
Friend, Fresno Co. Sheriff Office

August 9, 2019

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