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 at 1228 P Street in Fresno. As the two officers left the party the suspect opened fire, killing Officer Stevenson.

The suspect, 25, was arrested four hours later and charged with murder. On June 26, 1980, he was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 17 years to life.

Officer Stevenson had served with the Fresno Police Department for six months. He was survived by his son, father, mother, brother, and sister.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, December 7, 1979
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

disturbance, off duty

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I love you grandpa wish you were still here you would be so proud about what your son has become. You will also love what grandma has done to raise such great parents. Love you- Bennett Stevenson

Bennett Stevenson

June 11, 2022

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