EOW 11/29/20 - Sgt. John Stokes

It’s with the greatest sadness that the City of Southlake announces the passing of Southlake Police Sergeant John Stokes. He died after a sudden medical event that was non-COVID-19 related.

Sgt. Stokes had a long career in law enforcement, starting with the Orange County California Sheriff’s department in 1986. In 1999, he began work with the Southlake Police Department, being promoted from officer to corporal to sergeant during his time with the department. Sgt. Stokes had most recently served as the School Resource Officer supervisor for Carroll ISD schools.

During his time with Southlake police, he was honored with five commendations and was named the Southlake Police Department 2018 Supervisor of the Year.

“John was a beloved member of our police family and will be sorely missed by his co-workers and the community,” said Police Chief James Brandon. “John had a long law enforcement career, but our School Resource Officer program’s leadership is a great example of the heart that he had for protecting others. We extend our condolences to the Stokes family and offer our prayers during this difficult time.”

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