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Police Officer Craig Lamont Shaw | Lancaster Police Department, Texas
Lancaster Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Craig Lamont Shaw

Lancaster Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, June 20, 2010

Biographical Info

Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: 2049

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: June 20, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Officer Craig Shaw was shot and killed after responding to a shooting call at a local apartment complex in which a man had just been murdered. After arriving at the scene he and other officers began searching for the suspect.

As the officers approached the man he suddenly turned and opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Shaw. Another officer returned fire and killed the suspect.

The investigation revealed that the man who murdered Officer Shaw was the son of a police chief from a nearby agency.

Officer Shaw had served with the Lancaster Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and two children.