Deputy Sheriff Robert J. Shaw

Deputy Sheriff Robert J. Shaw

Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 9, 1988

Robert J. Shaw

Deputy Shaw suffered a fatal heart attack while conducting crowd control at a riot. He and other deputies were on post at the Grand Prix Championship motorcycle race at Laguna Seca Raceway when a group of approximately 400 people began creating a disturbance. Dressed in riot gear, the deputies attempted to stop the riot, at which time Deputy Shaw suffered the heart attack. Other deputies performed CPR on him while surrounded by a ring of deputies holding the crowd back. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Deputy Shaw had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 30th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 9, 2018

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