Sergeant Steven M. Shaw

Sergeant Steven M. Shaw

Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Thursday, February 3, 1994

Steven M. Shaw

Sergeant Steven Shaw was shot and killed while searching a home on Benedict Street where a robbery suspect was hiding.

The suspect was hiding in a closet on the second floor of the home and shot Sergeant Shaw when he was found. The subject was shot and killed by other officers on the scene.

Sergeant Shaw had served with the Providence Police Department for five year and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 553

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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It was really cold and snow was on the ground when we took Steve to his final resting place after the funeral mass. We walk to the cemetery about two mikes away. Upon entering Pocasset Ave from Moorfield Street I saw about five thousand police officers from all over the country paying tribute to our fallen officer. I was no longer cold my heart was filled warm emotion that sustains me to this day.

Bob Kells Sr.
Providence Police Captain retired

February 2, 2018

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