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.