Police Officer John Leonard Shaw

Police Officer John Leonard Shaw

Breckenridge Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 11, 1949

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John Leonard Shaw

Officer John Shaw was shot and killed in the line of duty. He was attempting to serve a warrant for assault to cause death when he was shot. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison on September 16, 1949.

Officer Shaw had also served as a fireman with the Ranger Fire Department before being joining the police department. He was survived by hos wife.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

warrant service

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Officer Shaw,
On today, the 69th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Breckinridge. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 11, 2018

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