Officer Byron Don Shields

Officer Byron Don Shields

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Add to My Heroes

Byron Don Shields

Officer Byron Shields died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.

Officer Shields was a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm and had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations for 18 years. He is survived by his mother, brother, and two sisters.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Arizona
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

Contact

You must have an ODMP account to view agency contact information.

Click here to log in or create a free account.

Most Recent Reflection

View all 50 Reflections

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

"This We'll Defend"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 17, 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.