It is with great regret that
Chief Bruce E. Owens announces the death of Captain
Steve Ptak, Summerville Police Department's
Investigation Division Commander after a lengthy
battle with cancer.
served in Law Enforcement for 28 years, beginning with three
years of service with the US Army Military Police from 1978 to
1981, to include service with the Drug Suppression Team. Captain
Ptak served as an Investigator, and was promoted to Sergeant, in
the US Air Force Security Police for 17 years, starting in 1981.
Captain Ptak began his full-time employment with the Summerville
Police Department in 1998 as a Patrolman on the night shift, and
earned promotions to Corporal, Detective Corporal, Detective
Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, and Detective Captain as the
Commander of the Criminal Investigations and Narcotics Divisions
of the Summerville Police Department.
1/21/1960 - 12/15/2006