Police Officer Brian David Shaw

Police Officer Brian David Shaw

New Kensington Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 17, 2017

Brian David Shaw

Police Officer 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 Officer Shaw as he pursued him. Although he was wearing his vest, Officer Shaw was fatally wounded in the chest during the foot pursuit. The subject fled the scene but was arrested on November 21st, 2017.

Officer 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 Police Department, and Springdale Township Police Department.

He is survived by his parents, brother and grandmother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 29

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

foot pursuit, traffic stop

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You served for a short time, and you had a lot of life left! It sucks that someone who has no respect or guts enough to serve a minute ended your time! I THANK YOU for the time you served, the guts to do so, and pray for your family and fellow Officers! GOD BLESS YOU, and ALL POLICE OFFICERS, no matter what the liberal JACKASSES think! All we can do is pray they wake up...but I ain’t holding my breath (until they need someone like you!!!) Rest well, my Brother!


March 14, 2018

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