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Senior Officer Shane Russell Chadwick | Great Falls Police Department, Montana Great Falls Police Department, Montana

Senior Officer

Shane Russell Chadwick

Great Falls Police Department, Montana

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 7, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # 167

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Chadwick was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint at an apartment complex in the early morning hours. The suspect was a mentally ill man, known as the "Birdman," who was shoveling birdseed to hundreds of birds, causing a lot of noise. As Officer Chadwick approached the suspect the man suddenly turned and shot at him with two 9 mm handguns in ambush attack. The suspect was later shot and killed by a police sniper.

Officer Chadwick was survived by his wife and son.

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I met Shane in 6th grade, he was a good student and a good kid. I will also never forget the call from a friend in Montana that Shane had been killed, such a sad day. He was a good person your life was taken to early may you rest in peace, you will never be forgotten.

Rose Ray
September 10, 2017


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