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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

Incident Date: 6/20/2010

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: 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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Craig was a lot of things to me, he was my academy class mate, my friend and he will always be my Brother. He was a damn good cop and an even better man. We will never forget and we miss him deeply.

Detective Andy Vaughan
LANCASTER PD
October 22, 2013

 

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