Police Officer Scott T. Stewart

Police Officer Scott T. Stewart

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 11, 2002

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Scott T. Stewart

Officer Scott Stewart was shot and killed as he placed a suspect under arrest for illegally possessing a handgun.

Officer Stewart and his partner were called to the 11200 block of Corbette in the report there was a group of men gambling on the sidewalk. When they arrived, Officer Stewart discovered one man was carrying a concealed handgun. As Officer Stewart was cuffing the suspect, another man approached Officer Stewart from behind and fired one shot at his head. Officer Stewart was rushed to St. John Hospital where he died several hours later from his wound.

The suspect fled the scene but turned himself in the following day. The man was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Officer Stewart, a U.S. Army veteran, was assigned to the 9th Precinct and had been employed with the Detroit Police Department for five years. He is survived by his fiancee, also a Detroit Police Officer, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4178
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Hey uncle Scotty it’s been awhile,
The world is absolutely crazy right now. It’s a scary time for cops and cop supporters. But I always keep you in my heart. I will never forget the early morning of August 11th, 2002 when my life was forever changed. Someone So selfishly took you from us. But because of that night, I will make sure your story is heard and use all the recourses I have been taught to try to help as many officers and families I can one day. You didn’t get to be there for so many life events In person. And so many things are about to be coming up soon. But you have and always will be there in spirit. Not a day goes by that you aren’t on my mind. Thanks for being my blue angel always. I love you.


September 16, 2020

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