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Lieutenant Johnnie C. Shoates | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Lieutenant

Johnnie C. Shoates

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, December 7, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/16/1976

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Lieutenant Shoates succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 10 years earlier when he was shot during a robbery. He was off duty, waiting in line at a fast food restaurant when a man entered and announced a robbery. Lieutenant Shoates identified himself and ordered the man to drop his gun. The man turned and opened fire, striking Lieutenant Shoates in the head. Lieutenant Shoates remained in a coma from the time of the shooting until his death 10 years later.

Lieutenant Shoates was survived by his wife and three children.

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My Faithful Servant



My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

RIP my brother, the Lord has taken you home.

sergeant barton
garden city pd
December 2, 2014

 

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