Senior Officer Shane Russell Chadwick

Senior Officer Shane Russell Chadwick

Great Falls Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Wednesday, September 7, 1994

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Shane Russell Chadwick

Officer Chadwick was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint at an apartment complex in the early morning hours. The suspect was a mentally ill man, known as the "Birdman," who was shoveling birdseed to hundreds of birds, causing a lot of noise. As Officer Chadwick approached the suspect the man suddenly turned and shot at him with two 9 mm handguns in ambush attack. The suspect was later shot and killed by a police sniper.

Officer Chadwick was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 167

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Shot and killed

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You sir were battling crime in those days as was I, you gave the ultimate sacrifice. I ask God to have Mercy upon your soul and Peace to your family LE and Personal, May your name live on as a testimony to others that follow in your footsteps, I send prayers for you and your family both professional and personal. God Bless you and your family.

Sgt. Keith Banta-DeSoto Parish S.O. Loui
DeSoto Parish Sheriffice Office

January 9, 2021

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