Deputy Marshal III Randy Arnaldo Stephens

Deputy Marshal III Randy Arnaldo Stephens

Virgin Islands Office of the Superior Court Marshal, Virgin Islands

End of Watch Monday, February 16, 1998

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Randy Arnaldo Stephens

Deputy Marshal Randy Stephens was killed after being shot while on a stakeout assignment.

During the stakeout, the suspect was spotted and a foot chase ensued. He and three other marshals, who were all in plain clothes, were chasing the suspect when Marshal Stephens was shot by an off duty officer who mistook him for an armed offender. The round struck him in the lower body, causing major bleeding.

Marshal Stephens had served with the Virgin Islands Marshal Division for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

foot pursuit, mistaken identity, plainclothes, stakeout

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Deputy Marshal Stephens,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the Virgin Islands. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 16, 2023

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