Deputy Sheriff Stephen Wayne Blair

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Wayne Blair

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, May 12, 1995

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Stephen Wayne Blair

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Blair was shot and killed while attempting to contact two known gang members in the 5200 block of Walnut Avenue.

He was shot as he stepped out of his patrol car. The shooter was arrested and charged with murdering a peace officer. The man was convicted and sentenced to death.

Deputy Blair is survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 257

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

gang member

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Well, Steve, it's been 25 years since you've been gone and you never leave my mind. We grew up side by side since we were toddlers. You were like a brother to me and we spent so much time together. I know you always wanted to be a police officer and the only thing that brings me peace is that you died doing what you loved. I look at the clock tonight and think of that horrible night, rushing to the hospital, thinking of your mom. You read about things like this happening, but you never think this will happen to someone you know and love. You were strong, silent, sensitive and always thought of others. Until we meet again, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Brenda

Brenda Kapila

May 13, 2020

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