Patrolman Stevie L. Thompson

Patrolman Stevie L. Thompson

Crossville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, September 13, 1986

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Stevie L. Thompson

Patrolman Stevie Thompson was shot and killed after stopping a driver for DUI. The driver and her two sons were all drunk and Patrolman Thompson arrested the woman. The two sons exited the vehicle and attacked Patrolman Thompson. They gained control of his service weapon and shot him in the chest twice before freeing their mother.

All three fled, but were apprehended a short time later. The suspect who shot Patrolman Thompson was sentenced to life in prison. He was denied parole on August 14th, 2006, and again on May 15th, 2012.

Patrolman Thompson was survived by his expectant wife and young daughter. His second daughter was born three months later.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 703

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I will never forget the date Stevie Levaughn was taken from me. I will never forget because I think of him daily. I thank all of you for remembering my brother and the respect you offer now and the day of his funeral. It has taken me 35 years to even attempt to voice my concerns. Seeing what my son wrote hit a soft spot. I have carried a lot of ill feelings for the being that took my brothers life, and still do to this date. Parole for his action is too good for him.

Steve did not have me around due to the fact I was serving in United States Army Security Agency while he was growing up, which I regret. He became a great kid and I was absolutely very proud of him especially since he wanted and became a Police Officer in order to serve and protect.

Gary Lee Thompson, Sr

September 15, 2021

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