The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. — Michael J. Palladino, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Dillon H. Stewart

Dillon H Steward

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 3770

Command: 070 Precinct

Date of Death: 11/28/2005

Cause of Death: Shot

In the early morning hours of November 28, 2005, they were canvassing a troubled hotspot of the East Flatbush area when they attempted to pull over motorist Allan Cameron for running a red light.  Cameron gave chase and when the officers’ car caught up alongside of him, Cameron suddenly opened fire. One bullet made its way through the armhole gap in Stewart’s protective vest, piercing his heart. Not realizing he had been hit, Officer Stewart continued in pursuit of the shooter until he was overcome by his injuries.  Follow officers from the 70th Precinct rushed Stewart to Kings County Hospital, where after several hours of surgery, he succumbed to his wounds.  On Thursday, October 11,2007, a Brooklyn jury found Allan Cameron, 29, guilty of first degree murder in the killing of Det. Dillon Stewart.  The DEA thanks Brooklyn Assistant District Attorneys Mark Hale and Thomas Ridges, and all those who worked toward the conviction of Det. Stewart’s killer.  Sentencing will be on November 8, 2007 by Judge Albert Tomei.  Cameron faces the possibility of life without parole.  Survived by his wife Leslyn and their two young daughters, Alexis and Samantha.  Stewart was posthumously promoted to Detective on November 30, 2005.

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