Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Charles H. Shaw

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 6, 1940

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles H. Shaw

Your assailant may have never been caught and brought to justice but he/she surely faced a higher justice at a later time. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 6, 2020

As far as I know, we did not have a choice as to when we entered this world. Most of us never know or have a choice as to when we leave it either, but in between the alpha and the omega we do have choices. We can do good things or we can do bad things. I thank God, there are still more good people in this world than bad, even though bad things happen to good people who try to do some good. I pray all our sisters and brothers in blue who tried to do good and paid the ultimate price, rest in peace and forever be remembered.

Sergeant Joseph J. Grella

September 6, 2015

Your Brave and Selfless services to the People of Nassau County will never be forgotten. May you always rest in peace in the palms of Gods hands and may we all continue to watch over your family.

PO (Ret) Michael Collins
Nassau County

September 6, 2014

Thank You for your service to The County of Nassau. I am sorry that your grandchildren never had the opportunity to grow up with you.

Anonymous Civilian Employee
Police Department, County of Nassau

September 5, 2014

Now their is a Shaw Avenue Elementary School on Shaw Avenue in Valley Stream.. I wonder if the street was named after this brave officer. I think it's wonderful that the Grandchildren know about him and carry on his story... May he rest in peace....

Cidalina Maziarski

September 5, 2014

I never got the chance to know you Grampa, as you gave theuprimate sacrifice when my mother, your daughter Joan was only 5. But she told me all about you. I have your pictures and Mums stories.....I was so proud to tell my family your story. Mum's up there with you now.....I sure wish you could have known you grand children and your great grandchildren. I wear the wedding ring you gave my Nana Margaret McGrath.....with the inscription engraved on the inside...and I still have your badge. Thank you so much for your service. I love you.

Jane Margaret Elkkins Stock
Grand daughter

March 14, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 29, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 21, 2012

That was my post when I first got on the JOB
I was told of him, as long as he's spoken about, he'll never be forgotten. RIP brother


September 6, 2011

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Shaw and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 3, 2009

RIP.You maybe gone but you will never be forgotten.


November 9, 2008

He was my grandfather on my mothers side, Joan Shaw now Joan Elkins of Epsom NH, is his sole surviving child..... She still talks about him today.

Gone but not forgotten!


October 30, 2007

We are approaching the 67th anniversary of your senseless and tragic murder. How sad it is for your family and ALL police officers that your killer escaped justice on this earth. I am confident that while you are "walking a beat on the Golden Street" in Heaven, the people who were responsible for your death have been sentenced to eternity in hell.

DET SGT, Retired

July 31, 2007

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