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Patrolman Charles H. Shaw | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Charles H. Shaw

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, September 6, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 442

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/6/1940

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Case never solved

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Patrolman Shaw was shot and killed while he and his partner investigated a suspicious vehicle parked on Railroad Avenue in Woodmere. While approaching the vehicle both officers were subjected to a burst of gunfire. Patrolman Shaw was struck by the gunfire. His partner returned fire but did not strike the assailant, who was never identified or captured. The vehicle they were investigating had just been stolen from approximately a half mile away.

Patrolman Shaw had been with the agency for three years.

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Your Brave and Selfless services to the People of Nassau County will never be forgotten. May you always rest in peace in the palms of Gods hands and may we all continue to watch over your family.

PO (Ret) Michael Collins
Nassau County
September 6, 2014

 

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