Chief of Police Donald P. Stewart

Chief of Police Donald P. Stewart

Escalon Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 24, 1963

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Donald P. Stewart

Chief Stewart succumbed to head injuries sustained when he was struck by a suspect after responding to a domestic disturbance.

Chief Stewart and another officer were subduing a man who had been fighting with his family when somehow he got control of Chief Stewart's nightstick and struck him twice about his head. The officers were transporting the suspect to jail when suddenly Chief Stewart slumped over the wheel. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Chief Stewart had been chief of Escalon Police Department for 10 years. He was a Marine Corps Veteran.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Officer's nightstick
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

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