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Officer Michael David Stewart
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: April 27, 1975
Location of Incident: 9927 Atlantic Blvd
Weapon Used: Firearm
Suspect Info: Unknown, executed in 1985

Officer Michael Stewart was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a sexual battery in progress at a restaurant on Atlantic Boulevard. The other officer was shot and wounded.

The suspect was apprehended and executed for the murder on January 30, 1985.

Officer Stewart's death prompted a citizen campaign to donate money for the purchase of bullet proof vests.

Officer Stewart had served with the agency for only 1 year. He was survived by his wife, parents, and siblings.

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