Officer Michael David Stewart

Officer Michael David Stewart

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, April 27, 1975

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Michael David Stewart

Officer Michael Stewart was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a robbery and sexual battery in progress at a restaurant on Atlantic Boulevard. The other officer was shot and wounded.

One suspect was killed, and the other suspect was apprehended and executed for the murder on January 30, 1985.

Officer Stewart's death prompted a citizen campaign to donate money to purchase bulletproof vests. His partner survived when the bullet hit a ballpoint pen in his breast pocket, deflected it around his ribcage, and saved his life.

Officer Stewart had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for only one year. He was survived by his wife, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1985

robbery in progress, sex offense

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We never met my brother but your beautiful wife Vicky keeps your memory alive and you would be so proud of her. I knew your Dad (Jack) and he honored your memory until the day he died. Thank you for your service to our well brother.

David L. Stevens

David L. Stevens Chief (Retired)
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

December 14, 2021

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