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Patrolman Harold V. Shaw

Rochester Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, December 11, 1959

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Reflections for Patrolman Harold V. Shaw

Unbelievable what happened to the s-bags who took your life, Patrolman Shaw, a hero of honor and bravery forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 17, 2019

Patrolman Harold V. Shaw will never be forgotten. May his soul forever RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 13, 2018

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

December 10, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 4, 2014

Even though I never got to meet my grandfather, because his time on earth was cut short. I know I will see him in heaven one day and get to meet the hero I never knew! He has many crowns awaiting him in heaven for the selfless life he lived here on earth!

Jocelyn Shaw Flores
Grandaughter

May 24, 2013

It's nice to have a face to go with the name of a Great Uncle I never got to know. You weren't forgotten, and even my children know your name.


*Granddaughter of William Shaw, Brother of Harold Shaw

Elizabeth Anne Shaw Bryans
Great Neice

March 30, 2013

The members of the Coastal Carolina Shields, Myrtle Beach SC, will dedicate tonight's meeting in remembrance of PO Harold Shaw. (12/04/2012)

Your bravery and dedication will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

President
Coastal Carolina Shields

December 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary 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.

Rest In Peace

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

December 30, 2011

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

May God be with everyone!!!!!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano,TX

April 11, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, as always, this writer is disappointed that justice was not appropriately served on your behalf.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 6, 2007

My biggest sympathy goes out to Det. Woodhead and to all slain law enforcement officers in the nation. My brother is a officer in the RPD and i think about him and the job he's doing everyday. It takes the biggest heart to put your life at risk for those who you do not know. God bless

ian
brother of a RPD officer

May 23, 2007

Patrolman Shaw, thank you for your service.

Michelle - wife of LeO

April 10, 2006

God bless you and your family at your tragic loss. You will never be forgotten.

May 3, 2004

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