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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
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Reflections for Police Officer Craig Lamont Shaw

 

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
June 29, 2010

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl DAvid Murphy
TX DPS
June 29, 2010

Thank you Officer Shaw for your service and dedication. I watched your funeral online & it was such beautiful reflection of your life and the service you provided. May God bless your family in their time of hurt and anguish and may God bless your soul.

Rebecca
DPD Wife
June 28, 2010

Officer Shaw - Thank you for your example of courage, may we ourselves be able to exhibit the same fortitude if and when we find ourselves tested. Thank you as well, for your service to the people of Lancaster and the State of Texas. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)
June 28, 2010

Officer Shaw was a great man and it was an honor to have met him several times. He will be deeply missed by the community and this loss will be mourned by several Texas departments for a long while since Craig had made such a big impact. "Blessed are the peace keepers; for they shall be called the children of God" - Matthew 5:9

Officer J. Matthis
Munday Police Department
June 28, 2010

To the Shaw family - I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you at this difficult time.

Anonymous
June 27, 2010

My deepest sympathy to all of the extended family of Officer Shaw, and his close friends and coworkers; I am so sorry for your loss.

P.A. Martin
June 27, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Shaw, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!

Shelly
Citizen
June 27, 2010

Rest in Peasce Officer Shaw. May God bless your family and provide comfort during this emotionally challenging time.

Captain Cedric Raymond
NYCPD
June 27, 2010

RIP brother Shaw. May God bless you and your family.

Sgt. Ken LaMulle
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office
June 27, 2010

Craig Shaw was a sterling example of a warrior. I am proud and honored to have served with him, to have called him a friend, and to have called him a teammate. He was a caring man dedicated to his calling and selfless to the very end. He now rests with his Heavenly Father and we shall meet again.

May we never forget our brotherhood and may we never forsake our calling.

Servo Vita!

Chief Wayne Nero
Georgetown Police Department
June 26, 2010

My prayers to the family and friends of Officer Shaw.

RIP

Detective Laura Heckman
New Bern Police Department, NC
June 26, 2010

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God."

We've got the watch from here brother. Thoughts and prayers to you, your family, and Lancaster PD.

Police Officer
Dallas Police Department
June 26, 2010

As one who has lost a loved one in the line of duty I pray that God will provide you peace in the days and months to come. Officer Shaw sounded like an awesome man and will truly be missed by those that loved him!

Anonymous
June 26, 2010

Rest in peace my brother officer. You were called to be by God's side for a reason, keep the streets of Heavan safe for us. See you soon my friend. "Respect All, Fear None." KINGSVILLE SWAT

Detective Mike Tamez
Kingsville Police Department-Criminal Interdiction
June 26, 2010

Rest in Peace!

Anonymous
June 25, 2010

SERVO VITA

SRRG SRT Brother
June 25, 2010

Honoring and remebering the sacrifice of Officer Shaw and his family. May God bless.

Jennifer Mayo
Sister of fallen Deputy Hilery Mayo Jr. EOW 6/9/07
June 25, 2010

To the Shaw Family

May God bless you and give you peace throught these difficult time. Know that even though your loved one is gone he will never be forgotten. Always remember the good times that you shared and know that in time this to shall pass. Hold on to Gods unchanging hand and never let go. When your heart gets heavy just rest in him strong arms and know that you are not along that he is with you always.

VerShunda Jackson
Citizen
June 24, 2010

Officer Shaw,

My prayers are with you and your family. May peace be with you.

God speed!

Det. Kyle Kucauskas
Murphy Police Department (Texas)
June 24, 2010

Officer Shaw, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.
June 24, 2010

May God bless this family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Lean unto him who is able and more than willing to comfort your heart in your time of need.

Anonymous
June 24, 2010

Rest in peace my brother, my prayers or with your family and your department.

Captain Joe Hester
Waller County Sheriff Office
June 24, 2010

To the family of Officer Shaw, please accept my sincere, heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My God always bless you and keep you.

Lieutenant Steve Evans
Dallas County Sheriff's Department
June 24, 2010

my thoughts and prayers are with the family and Lancaster PD.

Anonymous
June 24, 2010

 
 

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