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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Scott--I vividly remember meeting you, 25 years ago today, when we were sworn in at the Detroit Metropolitan Police Academy. That was a delightful day, I still remember (not!). As we were tormented by the instructors, I remember seeing you handling the stress like the squared-away soldier that you were. I saw that you were tough as nails that day, and every day afterward. You took an interest in helping me get squared-away during the police academy, and I'll never forget that--you were always kind, professional, and capable in everything. Not only during the police academy, but later during our early careers.

I'll never forget you, and I honor your service and sacrifice. God bless the Stewart family on this day and always. Scott is an American hero. I pray that your hearts ache no more for Scott, for he was one of God's warriors, whom He called home sooner than we would've liked.

Matthew 5:9
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God".

PO (Retired Now)
Detroit Police Department

May 12, 2022

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