Police Chief David L. Stewart

Police Chief David L. Stewart

Hope Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Monday, August 14, 1933

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David L. Stewart

Police Chief David Stewart was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two thieves who had stolen kerosene from a bulk station during the night. He interrupted the burglars who then shot him twice in the chest and fled.

On April 10, 1935, both suspects were apprehended in Center, Texas. On January 30, 1936, the shooter was convicted of first degree manslaughter and sentenced to seven years. He was released on April 11, 1940. His accomplice was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one year.

Chief Stewart had served with the Hope Police Department for two years. He was survived by seven siblings.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released in 1940

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 21, 2013

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