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


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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I never got the chance to know you Grampa, as you gave theuprimate sacrifice when my mother, your daughter Joan was only 5. But she told me all about you. I have your pictures and Mums stories.....I was so proud to tell my family your story. Mum's up there with you now.....I sure wish you could have known you grand children and your great grandchildren. I wear the wedding ring you gave my Nana Margaret McGrath.....with the inscription engraved on the inside...and I still have your badge. Thank you so much for your service. I love you.

Jane Margaret Elkkins Stock
Grand daughter
March 14, 2014


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