Patrolman Brian David Shaw

Patrolman Brian David Shaw

New Kensington Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 17, 2017

Brian David Shaw

Patrolman Brian Shaw was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm.

The vehicle's passenger fled on foot during the stop, then opened fire on Patrolman Shaw as he pursued him. Although he was wearing his vest, Patrolman Shaw was fatally wounded in the chest during the foot pursuit. The subject fled the scene but was arrested on November 21st, 2017.

Patrolman Shaw had served with the New Kensington Police Department for only five months. He had previously served as a part-time officer for three years with the Cheswick Police Department, Frazer Township Police Department, and East Deer Township Police Department.

He is survived by his parents, brother and grandmother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 29

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender In custody

foot pursuit, traffic stop

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This morning I ran a 5K Police Run that we held on the base I am stationed at in the Middle East. I had the honor of carrying a brick during the run with Officer Shaw's name on it. I just want to say what a terrible tragedy it is to have lost a good man at such a young age. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and fellow officers. I will always remember.

Very Respectfully,
TSgt. Mark A. Tucker
United States Air Force

TSgt. Mark A. Tucker

May 18, 2018

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