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 know you know this already, but I still think of you every single day. I will never forget getting the call that you had been shot and I still feel short of breath and nauseous anytime I think about the call that said they couldn’t save you.

It was hard to process after you’d been gone only days, weeks and months and now we are here.......26 long years have gone by without you. 26 years since I last heard your voice or saw your smile.
You will be in my heart as long as it is beating.

Very close friend

February 4, 2021

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