Master Police Officer III Shelia Dianne Twyman

Master Police Officer III Shelia Dianne Twyman

High Point Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, December 23, 2001

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Shelia Dianne Twyman

Master Officer Shelia Twyman succumbed to injuries received three days earlier when her patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer at approximately 0140 hours.

The driver of the semi was charged with running a red light and misdemeanor death by vehicle in connection with the accident.

Master Officer Twyman had been a member of the High Point Police Department for 13 years. She is survived by her son, two daughters, four grandchildren, and two brothers.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 20, 2001

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Today, it has been 20 years since Shelia died in the line of duty.

It was just past 1:30 am on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, when I received a call from Capt. Ron Stowe that Shelia Twyman had been in a serious wreck. A tractor trailer had run a red light and crashed into her patrol car.

Unfortunately, mid-afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 23, she died. I wrote the following words that night, "Shelia was a quiet angel who happened to be a police officer - everybody's momma. A truly good person."

Frequently she said she was blessed, and that is the only word on her grave marker, "blessed."

Blair Rankin, Major (ret.)
High Point Police Department

December 23, 2021

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