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Lieutenant Alfred Elder Stewart

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, March 9, 1973

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Reflections for Lieutenant Alfred Elder Stewart

48 years ago I was a rookie Deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and had the misfortune to be assigned to guard Gerald Youngblood, while he was wounded in the Infirmary.
Even though the California death penalty had recently been repealed which made him eligible for parole, Youngblood spent the rest of his life in prison, having been denied parole 9 times and died in prison in 2014 after having also been denied a medical compassionate release.
Having been directly involved, I will never forget the sacrifices of the Lt. Stewart and CHP Wetterling and their families.

Paul B Murray
Former SBCSD Deputy

April 5, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 45th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 9, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

A "No parole" letter has been sent, so your cowardly killer remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Billy Russo (Det., Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept. NY

February 25, 2013

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 21, 2013

Lieutenant Alfred Elder Stewart San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California, Thank You for your Service. RiP brother of the badge and peace be with your friends and Family. My no parole letter gp's out today and hopefully we can keep the POS suspect in prison for life.

Bob Reed
Retired Police Officer, South Lake Tahoe Police Department

February 21, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 12, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Stewart. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

What a guy! He trained me when I was assigned to Narcotics.
I wasn't dry behind the ears but learned from the best. What can I say that hasn't been said? Al WAS THE MAN!!!

Capt Monty Myers
Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Lexington, NC

October 28, 2011

Lt. Stewart,
On today, the 38th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Bernadino County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

March 9, 2011

Lieutenant Stewart, thirty-seven (37) years later you are still remembered, with honour.

Thank you for your service. You died a hero protecting the citizens of California. The citizens of California were always well protected under your watch. A tragic and unnecessary loss.

Anonymous

May 27, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Your family and the deputy's family did not get justice...30 years is insufficent for killing two officers and wounding a civilian.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 8, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 11, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 20, 2007

How is it fate would lead me to become your daughter's close friend, and that my husband would end up on this same site as you. You were a pioneer on the war on drugs in 1973, and my husband followed in your footsteps until 12-28-02. Thank you for your dedication to law enforcement, and to your family who paid the ultimate sacrifice with your loss. A Friend


Family Friend

March 15, 2007

You are remembered. Thank you for your sacrifice that fateful day in the Cajon Pass. You are NOT forgotten.

From your SBSD family. Rest in Peace and say hello to Ron Ives and the rest of our Deputies in Heaven.


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

July 13, 2005

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