Officer Charles Ray Shinholser, Jr.

Officer Charles Ray Shinholser, Jr.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, December 14, 1988

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Charles Ray Shinholser, Jr.

Officer Ray Shinholser succumbed to injuries he received in a motorcycle crash while on his way to work.

A truck traveling in the opposite direction turned left in front of him, and he was thrown from his motorcycle. He was transported to University Hospital where he died from his injuries the next day.

The driver of the truck was cited for violating the right of way.

Officer Shinholser had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for over 11 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, parents, and three brothers, who also served in law enforcement.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 5492

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 13, 1988

motorcycle, motorcycle crash, routine driving

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We never forget. I signed up with JSO in 1989 and never had the privilege of working with Charles Ray but did work with and around his family.

Continued blessings from God on the Shinholser family.

Patrick G.

Ret. Sgt. Patrick B. Geisenburg
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

June 10, 2020

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