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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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Brian was killed.

To the Shaw family, fellow officers, and all who call Brian beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you. You were so heartbreakingly young when you were taken from them,

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Brian gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 17th, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 13, 2018

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