Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Dennis Carmen Stepnowski

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, June 29, 2006

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Reflections for Detective Dennis Carmen Stepnowski

Step- It's been 5 years and you are still thought of and missed EVERY single day. We miss you!


June 28, 2011

Think about you everyday! Love you and Miss you!

Stephanie Reagin

June 21, 2011

You came up in a conversation AGAIN today and I thought I'd come and say hi and that your still with us! See you Bro.

Lt. 164

November 3, 2010

Step - Thinking of you on your Birthday as I do each day of the year.

Wayne Teas

August 31, 2010

Thinking of you and your family today. Be at peace.

DKPD wife

June 29, 2010

Thinking of you today. Take care of our brothers from TPD. Thanks for watching over us.


June 29, 2010

On the day we lost you, you are welcoming two more home we miss you step thank you for the continued eye over us


June 29, 2010

Thinking of you today on your anniversary.
Hard to believe it has been 4 years ago that you gained your wings. Keep watch over us Bro!


June 29, 2010

Think about our short time together often. Can't believe it's been 4 years. Smile down on me as I smile up to you.


June 28, 2010

Just wanted you to know that you have been on my mind.



May 13, 2010

You're on my mind today.


April 23, 2010

Havent been on here in a while, but that doesnt mean I havent thought about you. I still have your picture over my model DKPD Special Ops car in my office. Everytime I see my brother, I think of you. Just know you are missed adn loved by many people. Take care.

MAJ JDCollie
Former 2151

April 22, 2010

You have been on my mind all day.. It is one of those days where I feel you and you are trying to tell me something.. I love ya Steppie..



March 30, 2010

We are thinking of you this Christmas season. Everyone misses you terribly.

Officer/ friend

December 28, 2009


Too many times I have come here to leave a few words, only to have the tears flood my eyes and fall on the keyboard. I miss you with a pain that tears through my heart like a knife. I want so much to understand WHY this had to happen. I questioned God for a long time bro. But, you came to me in a dream about 6 weeks ago. And now, I know that you are ok. I love you.

I miss you. I will never forget you. And I wear your call sign on my sleeve everyday here in the dessert. You keep me warm on these 23 degree nights. I'm sorry it took me so long to talk to you here. I am just lost bro.

MSgt Simms

December 15, 2009

Step -
You've been on my mind a lot today. Just got back from a detail to DC and stopped by the wall while I was there. Still doesn't seem real that you're gone. You've always been an inspiration to me, buddy. The lessons you taught me while I was at DKPD are with me still.

As I am thinking about you today I remembered a funny story from when you worked a courtesy officer job up off Shallowford Rd. in North Pct. Just coming on shift for evening watch; Redding and I were early outs. As we made our way toward Buford hwy the radio beeped and the dispatch came out with your location and that "Badge 1700 has a 63! Repeat, 63! Officer needs help". We hauled ass knowing it must really be hitting the fan for you to call that out. As we slid into the parking lot of the complex and jumped out, we were expecting a gunfight like something out of a John Woo movie. Instead, there you were standing there in a t-shirt and shorts with some clown in handcuffs sitting on the curb. You said to me "What's up with you guys?" I told you about the 63. You laughed and said that the apt manager had called for you to say you needed some help with transport of the burglary suspect. All they heard was Officer Needs Help! I promptly 10-25'd and drove your guy down to Memorial drive. I still laugh about that one.

Miss you, bro.

RS Harris #1923
DKPD (former)

November 30, 2009

Talking with folks about you today.

We still miss you & thank you for your service.



November 2, 2009

Hey Bro,

My wife was in DC and called me to find out what panel you're name is on at the Police Officer's Memorial. We think and talk about you all the time and her call got me wanting to just say hello. I miss your crazy a**..but you already know that. You'll be happy to know your stories still keep us laughing


October 25, 2009

Step - Brian has received an offer from the Tuscaloosa PD. He starts there Oct. 26th and will go to the Academy in January. I know his goal is to pursue his career and service to the community as you did. He will make you proud.

Wayne Teas

October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to you Step.

Wayne Teas

August 31, 2009

Step - A day does not go by that Nancy and I don't think about you. We keep your pictures and flag displayed on a table in our foyer at home. We get to say good morning and good night each day. Not long ago, we had a service call on our cable service. The repairman came in the front door and stopped cold. He looked at your picture and said he had been one of your training officers in years past.

Wayne Teas

August 11, 2009

Step - I think about you everyday and Avery asks about you often. I sure do miss you brother and hey, as I always used to say before we departed, thanks for saving my life. I'll talk to you later.


July 30, 2009

To Det. Dennis Carmen Stepnowski, his family and his fellow officers with the Dekalb County Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Det. Stepnowski’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Det. Stepnowski and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 30, 2009

I can't believe it's been three years since we lost you. To this day I can't believe it. People still talk about you all of the time. Even the new officers who never met you are going to be able to pass on the stories of your heroics to the next generation of officers.

A friend

June 30, 2009

Hey Step.
Thinking of you today~ Took the kids for ice cream and said a little prayer for you. Keep all of your brothers safe for us.
We miss your smiling face!

Kelly Brink
Officer Wife

June 29, 2009

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