Patrolman Chester Leo Shack

Patrolman Chester Leo Shack

Clarksburg Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, August 15, 1949

Chester Leo Shack

Patrolman Leo Shack was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer who mistook him for a burglar. The two officers were patrolling the same area while on night-time patrol. As Patrolman Shack checked a rear door of a business the other officer mistook him for a burglar and fired a shot at him. The round struck Patrolman Shack in the chest. He died as the other patrolman tried to carry him to assistance.

Patrolman Shack had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and child and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 21, 2013

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