Senior Officer Shane Russell Chadwick

Senior Officer Shane Russell Chadwick

Great Falls Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Wednesday, September 7, 1994

Shane Russell Chadwick

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.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 167

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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
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September 10, 2017

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