Police Officer Craig Lamont Shaw

Police Officer Craig Lamont Shaw

Lancaster Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 20, 2010

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Craig Lamont Shaw

Officer Craig Shaw was shot and killed after responding to a shooting call at a local apartment complex in which a man had just been murdered.

After arriving at the scene, he and other officers began searching for the suspect. As the officers approached the man, he suddenly turned and opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Shaw. Another officer returned fire and killed the suspect.

The investigation revealed that the man who murdered Officer Shaw was the son of a police chief from a nearby agency.

Officer Shaw had served with the Lancaster Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 2049

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

shooting call

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Wow, what an amazing show of love and respect for this man/officer Mr. Craig Shaw. I am sitting in the Lancaster PD lobby at 3:00am waiting to represent a member officer of the Black Police Association of Dallas who was involved in a shooting off duty. While waiting I had the opportunity to stumble upon this page. This was a man/officer that meant tons to a lot of people. I am at a loss of words to read what you meant to these people. God has you and your family in his arms. The ultimate sacrifice you paid to serve leaves us all eternally grateful to you and your family. R.I.P. good sir!

Terrance Hopkins
President Black Police Association of Dallas

February 4, 2023

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