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Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon | North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

Correctional Officer

Wendy Shannon

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, October 30, 2017
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Reflections for Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon


A true hero is an individual who is willing to sacrifice themselves to protect the lives of the innocent and the one's who can not protect themselves. Your sacrifice and courage will not be forgotten.

Rest In Peace.

DFC Brooks
November 1, 2017

Officer Shannon. Thankyou flor your service and my prayers are with your family. My heart bleeds for them and The other officers who died in this tragic event as well as there families.

Josh Holcomb
Former MP US Army
October 31, 2017

Rest In Peace, Thank you for your service, You won’t be forgotten.

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa police department
October 31, 2017

Prayers for family and co workers.

Lt.. Col (Retired) E.J Williams
October 31, 2017

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of Wendy Shannon who went to her eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter her beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind her soul among the living, that she may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA
October 31, 2017

Thank you for your service sister. God's speed and rest in peace.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden
October 31, 2017

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle
October 31, 2017

Officer Shannon, may you rest in peace our sister. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD
October 31, 2017

God bless the memories of this faithful public servant for her service, and God bless her family members each and every one!

Pastor Pastor Donald Jackson
Airport Church, Tallahassee, FL.
October 31, 2017

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 who’s 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
October 31, 2017

Rest easy Sister. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)
October 31, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo
October 31, 2017

God rest her soul. My sincere condolences for family,
friends and co workers.

Jeannette Shields, Pres.
WNY Concerns of Police Survivors
October 31, 2017

may HIS light shine perpetual upon her face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama
October 31, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY
October 31, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss

Jacquie Rebel survivor
October 31, 2017

Your corrections brothers and sisters will never forget your sacrifice. We have the watch from here. God bless this fallen hero, her family, and all of our brothers and sisters who work for the NCDPS- Division of Prisons.
Rest in peace sister.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater
October 31, 2017

We send out our Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Shannon, Officer Smith and Manage Darden. We are so sorry for your loss. May God be your strength and hope.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office
October 31, 2017


October 31, 2017

It was October 31, 1973 when my brother lost his life while serving as a Military Police officer at Ft. Bragg. I still remember the pain of the loss, a loss I know you are enduring now and will for years to come. May God wrap his arms around you during this time and give you the courage and strength you will need. Your loved one is with Him. I believe He has a special place in heaven for those who lose their life protecting others. My heart grieves with yoursl

Brenda Boyd Turbyfill
sister of a Fallen Officer
October 31, 2017

Rest easy my first cousin Wendy. You are family. I Love you with all of my heart. Thanks for all the great memories we shared growing up. Thanks for coming to my wedding and sharing that special day with my wife and I. All your visits to Connecticut were a blast. You will be missed dearly. In our hearts forever.....

Sergeant Reginald L. Early Sr.
Hartford, CT. Police Department / First Cousin
October 31, 2017

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff's Office
October 31, 2017

RIP, CO Shannon. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY
October 31, 2017

Thank you for your service. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you fly high and protect the heavens.

C/SSgt Jonathan Cheney
Civil Air Patrol
October 31, 2017

To the family of Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon, friends, Director Kenneth Lassiter (c/o Scott Bauer, Liaison Officer) and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police department, NC
October 31, 2017


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