Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Service Technician Booker T. Shaw

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, December 17, 1985

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Reflections for Police Service Technician Booker T. Shaw

Shaw trained me as a new PST and became a big brother to me and would have been an excellent superior officer and great for the community and the force.The good die young.Miss you brother.

Marvelous Williams, now a letter carrier
postal service

October 23, 2012

Your service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who miss and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 17, 2011

I am also a PST and it saddens me to hear this story of how this pst's life was taken. This event has changed the limitations for pst's in Memphis...We DON'T take accident reports on the interstates anymore. Im just so sorry that a life was taken before this rule could be implemented. My condolences to P.S.T Shaw's family.


May 15, 2008

As a former PST, I realize that even though you were a PST on your way to being an officer your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgoten. Rest in peace.

Patrolman C. Rossie
Collierville, TN Police Department

March 23, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 30, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 9, 2007

Thank you for your bravery, dedication, service and sacrifice. May your family find comfort in knowing that you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

July 27, 2007

Though I was not born at the time this is a reminder of what we face day to day. Though we are just Police Service Technitions, we are still in harm's way. We have to put up with so much everyday but still we get up and put on our khaki uniforms everyday. This man was doing his job and I'm sure he enjoyed it. Gone and never forgotten even if I didn't know him he is a brother in law enforcement.

PST Tate
Memphis Police Department

July 4, 2007



August 6, 2006

To the memory of PST Shaw---

~~~Do not stand at my grave and weep~~~

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds circled in flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
I am the flowers that bloom by day
I am the fragrance of new mown hay
I am each blade of grass that grows
I am the rush of melting snow

Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am no there, I did not die…..

January 3, 2005

To P.S.T. Shaw, department, friends, and family-
It saddens me so to see no reflections for an officer to be. My son's best friend is in his first year as a PST. He is working very hard to become a graduate and has to do alot of the dirty work that comes along with this wonderful program that the MPD offers. He never complains, because he wants to serve and make a difference one day. My boyfriend, who died on 11/2/2003 in the Line of Duty in DeSoto County,MS., had a big influence on my son's friend. It takes a special person to be in Law Enforcement....I am sure that PST Shaw would have made a great officer. What a tragic accident...!!

If anyone reads this, please take a few minutes to leave a reflection, even if you do not know him. I go on this site almost everyother day and we ALL need to embrace those who are serving and protecting us , AND YES...EVEN THOSE WHO ARE SETTING OUT CONES... Think about it ???!!!

POLICE WEEK is coming soon. I will be praying for all of you. Bond together and keep each other safe .

GOD BLESS and THANKS to all that watch over us.

Shannon/ Shelby County citizen

shannon/shelby co. citizen
citizen/girlfriend of fallen DeSoto Co. Lt.

April 7, 2004

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