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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Wow! It has been a crazy month!! You were the officer honored at the Honor Guard School in Alpena this month. They played your funeral video and there were so many connections to students in the class. It was a tough one, but I would do it again in a heart beat.

Jordan married Taylor, I really wish you had been there. She was an absolutely beautiful bride. We had a memory table with your picture and I went by often to toast with you. I am thinking you were the sun shining down as Jordan walked down the aisle. We all missed you on that special day.

Then I flew back to be a part of the Goshen Honor Guard School, where you were the honored officer again. It’s always special to meet the amazing officers and instructors who honor our fallen. I will make sure you are not forgotten and the new officers hear your story. Keep watching over the family, our blue angel. Miss you everyday!!

Andrea Arrington

October 2, 2021

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