Money raised through the event is used to provide scholarship funds for graduating high school seniors interested in seeking law enforcement or criminal justice careers.
Stewart was a seven-year veteran of the Beeville Police Department in 2006 when he was shot three times in a failed robbery attempt in San Antonio while on his National Guard drill weekend.
The incident happened on May 7 of that year as Stewart and a fellow guardsman were leaving a San Antonio business.
A lone robber armed with a handgun approached the man Stewart was with at the time, and when Stewart stepped forward to intervene, he was shot.
He was taken to a San Antonio hospital where he remained until May 15, when he succumbed to his injuries.
Members of the Beeville Municipal Law Enforcement Officer Association said Stewart represented the BPD and the military with honor, dignity, respect and selfless service.
He had served on active duty with both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army.
The BMLEOA organized the scholarship and the golf tournament in his honor. Stewart left behind a 4-year-old son.
“Our hope is that his memory and spirit will continue to shine through the works of our young men and women who have courageously chosen to defend our homes, our cities and our country,” said event organizer Reagan Scott.
Individuals, merchants, businesses and organizations are being asked to sponsor each of the 18 holes played in the March 23 tournament. Every business which donates $100 or more will be prominently advertised throughout the course.
Anyone who has questions or who would like to sponsor a hole should contact Scott at (361) 350-5721.