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 driver 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.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 29

Incident Details

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

foot pursuit, traffic stop

Contact

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police James Klein
New Kensington Police Department
301 Eleventh Street
New Kensington, PA 15068

Phone: (724) 339-7534

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RIP brother Brian.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

December 10, 2017

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