Dickie also occasionally gives his father problems.
In an 11th season episode, he runs away from school and tries to join the Army, something Stabler disapproves of.
Before dying in Stabler's arms, she had killed two suspects involved in the rape and murder of her mother and injured a third, as well as killing recurring character Sister Peg (Charlayne Woodard).
As a result, Stabler has "erased his childhood", and maintains little contact with his mother.
He also has three tattoos, notably the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor tattoo on his forearm (the official emblem of the Marine Corps), and the crucifixion of Christ on his left bicep.
He is often openly aggressive and intimidating towards suspects, which can either complicate the case further, or lead to speedy confessions.
When his wife Kathy leaves him in season 6, Stabler's anger rises closer to the surface, and in a few episodes, threatens to boil over.
(son) Parents: Joseph Stabler (father, deceased) Bernadette Stabler (mother) Siblings: three brothers two sisters Elliot Stabler is a fictional character portrayed by Christopher Meloni and one of the lead characters on the NBC police procedural series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit during the first twelve seasons.
As a result of Meloni's sudden departure from the cast at the end of the twelfth season, Stabler abruptly resigns from the police force off-screen during the thirteenth season premiere.One of his best friends died in the September 11 attacks.Stabler harbors a great deal of anger that is sometimes fed by his job.Stabler is dedicated to his job, but often takes cases personally, thus affecting his judgment.Nonetheless, Stabler has a 97-percent case-closure rate as of 2007.Stabler eventually opens up to Hendrix about his personal demons, By season 9, he and Kathy reconcile, and Stabler learns to better deal with his problems.