Deputy Sheriff Shandon Wright

Deputy Sheriff Shandon Wright

Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, March 3, 2011

Add to My Heroes

Shandon Wright

Deputy Sheriff Shandon Wright died from complications following surgery to repair an injury sustained in an assault while on duty.

He was recovering at home after having surgery the previous day when he began having trouble breathing. Paramedics were sent to the home but were unable to resuscitate him. The Pierce County medical examiner ruled Deputy Wright's death an accident. He said Deputy Wright was suffering from a cold and the pain medication he was taking attacked his respiratory system.

Deputy Wright had served with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 495

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, March 2, 2011
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

View all 142 Reflections

Deputy Sheriff Wright,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- of just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

March 3, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.