Sergeant Steven M. Shaw

Sergeant Steven M. Shaw

Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Thursday, February 3, 1994

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Steven M. Shaw

Sergeant Steven Shaw was shot and killed while searching a home on Benedict Street where a robbery suspect was hiding.

The suspect was hiding in a closet on the second floor of the home and shot Sergeant Shaw when he was found. The subject was shot and killed by other officers on the scene.

Sergeant Shaw had served with the Providence Police Department for five years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 553

Incident Details

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

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I was in the er at Rhode island hospital the night he was shot. I saw buddy cianci shove a reporter, I saw his partner holding his gun belt. I was on the run from campEHunTee in Exeter Rhode island, a outdoor program for wayward boys. I was 17 , I grew up in lincoln, I can say this... It was a er visit I'll rember for the rest of my life. My heart goes out to the family and loved ones of Steve shaw.

Jay barney
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October 12, 2020

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