Patrolman Brian David Shaw

Patrolman Brian David Shaw

New Kensington Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 17, 2017

Brian David Shaw

Patrolman Brian Shaw was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm.

The vehicle's passenger fled on foot during the stop, then opened fire on Patrolman Shaw as he pursued him. Although he was wearing his vest, Patrolman Shaw was fatally wounded in the chest during the foot pursuit. The subject fled the scene but was arrested on November 21st, 2017.

Patrolman Shaw had served with the New Kensington Police Department for only five months. He had previously served as a part-time officer for three years with the Cheswick Police Department, Frazer Township Police Department, and East Deer Township Police Department.

He is survived by his parents, brother and grandmother.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 29

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender In custody

foot pursuit, traffic stop

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I played Taps for your funeral, as well as Derek Kotecki's and so many others who have been taken by cold blooded killers. Our system of justice for all of your killers is so unfair and heartless for the Officers and their families. Hopefully, justice will be done to these maniacal, useless animals, whether in prison or out of prison.

Rest In Peace young Brother.

Kevin Gibbons Retired Officer
Westmoreland County Pa.

March 31, 2018

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