Detective Sergeant Steven Ernest Bauer

Detective Sergeant Steven Ernest Bauer

North Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 1992

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Steven Ernest Bauer

Detective Steven Bauer was shot and killed while escorting two bank tellers to their windows while working an off-duty, uniformed security detail at 13490 NW 7th Avenue.

As he escorted the tellers from the main branch to the drive-through windows, they were ambushed by five men who shot Detective Bauer in the neck. Detective Bauer died minutes later in the arms of the two tellers.

A tip led to the arrest of all five suspects, who had very lengthy criminal records, 17 days later. Two years later all five were convicted of first-degree murder. Four were sentenced to death and the other was sentenced to life.

Detective Bauer is survived by his wife, three children, father, and six siblings. Two of his brothers were Miami police officers.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 88

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

robbery, secondary employment

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Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Bauer. I have driven several times by the street sign bearing your humbled and heroic name on NW 7th Avenue and NW 135th Street. I remember your Inspector's Funeral at Fulford Methodist Church in North Miami Beach, Florida with the helicopters hovering overhead. My dad may he rest in peace was a longtime New York City police officer serving thirty-eight years with the 102nd precinct in Richmond Hill in Kew Gardens, a part of the borough of Queens.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2019

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