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Police Officer Craig Lamont Shaw | Lancaster Police Department, Texas Lancaster Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Craig Lamont Shaw

Lancaster Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 2049

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Craig Shaw was shot and killed after responding to a shooting call at a local apartment complex in which a man had just been murdered. After arriving at the scene he and other officers began searching for the suspect.

As the officers approached the man he suddenly turned and opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Shaw. Another officer returned fire and killed the suspect.

The investigation revealed that the man who murdered Officer Shaw was the son of a police chief from a nearby agency.

Officer Shaw had served with the Lancaster Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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How did I end up here today, why am I even posting anything? It's because I miss you so much. It's been four years since your passing and now that daddy's gone the pain is so much more difficult to bear. I know you and daddy are together again watching over us. I still can hear your laugh and see your smile. Your words of wisdom echo in my ears and I can't thank God enough for blessing me with the best big brother anyone could ask for. Love and miss you

April Shaw
September 23, 2014


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