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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Just another day sitting at my desk. I look over at the photo on my desk of us working the Red Wings Stanley Cup game in 2002. You were the originator of the selfie. I miss you so much and think of you often. I had so much fun working together. Miss you my friend.

Detective Sergeant Micah Hull
Detroit PD 1998-2005 / Garden City PD 2005-present

February 22, 2023

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