Steven is a 20-year veteran of Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office where he completed numerous assignments including, patrol, street crimes, drug task force, beach/marine unit, sex offender unit, gang intelligence unit and criminal investigations as a polygrapher. During his time with the Sheriff’s Office Steven also spent seven years assigned as a Task Force Officer for the US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force based in Pensacola, FL. While serving a warrant with the task force Steven was shot numerous times, including once in the face. As a result of his actions, Steven was awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery, United States Marshal’s Purple Heart, and the Medal of Valor from Santa Rosa County. Steven has since retired from the sheriff’s office an inspector with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
Steven volunteers as a peer supporter for critical incident debriefings. Steven has taken advantage of being able to tell his story to other wounded warriors as well as those just entering the law enforcement career field. Steven’s story was told in Hearts Beneath the Badge and Behind the Badge.