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Detective Sergeant Roy Shambleau | Port Huron Police Department, Michigan Port Huron Police Department, Michigan

Detective Sergeant

Roy Shambleau

Port Huron Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, October 10, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Sergeant Roy Shambleau was shot and killed while he and another officer transported to armed robbery suspects to jail.

One of the men pulled out a .32 caliber handgun he had concealed in the small of his back and shot Sergeant Shambleau in the head three times. He then struggled with the other detective and shot him in the hand. The suspects were both apprehended by a detective following in another car and both sentenced to life at hard labor.

Sergeant Shambleau had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Grandfather, I wish I could have gotten to know you. Grandmother always told me what a wonderful man, husband and father you were.
You are missed, even 78 years later.

David Wedge
January 30, 2017


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