Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief Deputy Sheriff Baxter G. Shavers

Catoosa County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, April 14, 1978

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Sheriff Baxter G. Shavers

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

October 31, 2006

As Baxter's daughter I would like to say thank you to everyone who had any part of honoring my Dad. Maybe some people didn't know who he was but now they can at least see his name while going down the road & find out about him. My son is now 4 yrs old and I think the greatest honor he could ever have would be to say,"That Hero is my Grandpa!" Once again thanks to everyone for being so supportive over the years and for teaching us children about our Dad. It's such an honor to be his daughter and I feel very fortunate to be able to pass down his legacy through his Grandchildren. I Love You,Daddy!!!

Kelly Shavers-Blile

October 10, 2005

Baxter truly deserves this honor. He lived,loved and breathed the duties of an officer. He was my brother-in-law and we are truly blessed that we have the honor of enjoying the love, laughter and tears of his children and now grandchildren. My life has been blessed because he was with us for a time. Though we all grieve his passing even after all these years, he is still a force in all our lives.

Baxter, if you can hear me, THANK YOU for all the gifts in my life that you are responsible for. I know that you look down upon your legacy of children and grandchildren an smile with pride! You did not live or die in vain and are loved FOREVER!

Your Sister-in-law,

Sherry Mayo

August 16, 2005

This one is very hard and very easy at the same time. I am the wife of Baxter and Mother of Jeremy and Kelly (his two children) as well as Corey, Justin and Kamen (his three grandchildren). Today I am very proud of the Honor given to Baxter for the devotion he so loved and freely gave of himselft to Catoosa County. Although there have been many, many hard times and tears shed by all of the Shavers' family, I know that today he is as proud as he ever could have been fo this this Dedication. Baxter, God rest your Soul and save us all a place in Heaven!!! We miss you and love you greatly!!!!!!


Harriett Carr Shavers Creech

August 12, 2005

It doesn't seem that long ago when you left us. I remember carrying out groceries and hearing all of the sirens,it seemed that every officer in the world was headed to our town. Later when the news broke everyone was devastated that an officer was down, then we found out it was someone we knew and that made it tough. Well I guess you and J.D. cruzing heaven in white Trans-Ams. Rest easy bro.

December 21, 2004

I was a brand-new patrolman in nearby Chattanooga when Baxter met his untimely fate. I'll never forget his youthful vigor, dedication to duty, and the sense of purpose he brought to the job. His memory still drives me to be a better policeman every day. Glenn, and family, he did not perish in vain. He lives on in all of us who will always remember him. Baxter and J.D. now patrol the streets of Heaven.

Sergeant John Spain
Chattanooga Police Department

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