Officer Charles Ray Shinholser, Jr.

Officer Charles Ray Shinholser, Jr.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, December 14, 1988

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Charles Ray Shinholser, Jr.

Officer Charles Shinholser was struck and killed by a truck while performing traffic duty.

Officer Shinholser had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for over 11 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, and parents.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 5492

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I have known Ray’s parents Charles, Sr. and Virginia for many years. They are a wonderful couple. Many survivors were saddened to receive news of the death of Ray’s mother on June 28 or 29. We will miss seeing her in DC every year. I’m sure Charles will be lost without her but I know his family both biological and blue will rally around him to help him through this sad time.
In 1988 Ray recorded the song “When’s Daddy Coming Home” to honor another Jacksonville, Florida officer killed in 1983 in the line of duty. Shortly after he finished the recording Ray himself was killed in the line of duty. His young son’s voice was added at the end of the song for that reason. This was found on YouTube:

Rest In Peace Ray and Virginia.

Tammie Elliott-Gehle
Surviving Spouse of
Sgt. Robert (Bobby) Elliott
Miami County, Ohio SO
EOW 02/25/1987

July 13, 2018

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