Police Officer Scott T. Stewart, IV

Police Officer Scott T. Stewart, IV

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 11, 2002

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Scott T. Stewart, IV

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

He 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 was a U.S. Army veteran and had served 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

arrest, gambling, weapons violation

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I attended your original ceremony in 2002 and I will never forget the outpouring of support and kind words your fellow officers said about you. Although I didn’t know you Stew, I feel a connection because of what happened just prior to me packing up and leaving for honor guard training last week. I happened to come across your obituary that I kept all these years. I read it and placed it back in its place after quietly thanking you for your service. During training, I learned that you were going to be the honored Officer and I was at a loss for words. I was proud to fold another flag today and watch it be presented to your sister who loves you dearly. Thank you again for your Service Stew and I will never forget !!! I’ve got your watch Brother…

Police officer Dan Schewe

September 17, 2021

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