Detective I John Scott Stevens

Detective I John Scott Stevens

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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John Scott Stevens

Detective John Stevens succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier in a single vehicle collision on Dover Road in Lacey Township.

He was working on an undercover assignment and was driving an undercover vehicle when it crossed the center and struck a tree. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he remained until passing away on January 21st.

Detective Stevens had served with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office for 15 years and had previously served with the New Jersey State Attorney's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife and 10-year-old son.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 3514

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 8, 2015

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5 years ago today was the last time we spoke. Even though your EOW is 1-21-15, I always have thought you’ve been gone since the 8th.

Two weeks of praying and hoping and willing you to wake up. The waiting was the hardest part.

You are missed immeasurably. The ache is duller, but deeper and the scar is faded now.

Mine would still be you.

You are loved, beyond.

Dawn Stevens, wife of John Scott Stevens
Retired Dispatcher, Lacey Twp Police Department

January 8, 2020

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