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Officer Michael David Stewart

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, April 27, 1975

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Reflections for Officer Michael David Stewart

We never met my brother but your beautiful wife Vicky keeps your memory alive and you would be so proud of her. I knew your Dad (Jack) and he honored your memory until the day he died. Thank you for your service to our well brother.

David L. Stevens

David L. Stevens Chief (Retired)
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

December 14, 2021

We are still saddened by your loss. I remember the day well, I wish we didn't have to and could have retired together. Terry Parker Class of 1970. We would be going to our 50th anniversary reunion and reflecting on our past adventures.

Sergeant Gary M. Peacock 5250
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office

August 31, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Stewart. You were a hero to the people of Jacksonville, Florida. I remembered hearing about your sacrifice. The person who shot you in the heart should have been executed long ago. Hopefully justice and closure was done on behalf of your loving family.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

God bless

mike utsey
friend,terry parker

April 16, 2015

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012



April 27, 2011

We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us. May you continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


April 27, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Laater

April 27, 2010



May 1, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 3, 2007

I never met you but as a police explorer in 1977 I rode with your partner, the man who was with you the night you were taken. He spoke of you with the utmost respect, honor and love that only a partner can have and I got to know you thru him. If you were half the man he said (and I know you were) then I only wish i could have known you. God Bles you for your sacrifice and may you rst in the hands of a loving GOD!

Curtis Dean

September 10, 2005

I remember this incident so well ... not only was another officer wounded but my own uncle was at the scene as a police officer (thankfully he was okay).

We never know when it will be our time - we should live and love each day as if there is no tomorrow.

Thank you Michael David Stewart for your dedication to safety and justice.

B Brown

August 6, 2005

Your service and sacrifice is remembered. Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 18, 2004

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