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Police Officer John Leonard Shaw

Breckenridge Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 11, 1949

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Reflections for Police Officer John Leonard Shaw

Rest in peace Officer Shaw.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 12, 2020

Officer Shaw,

At the beginning of my career I too worked for BPD. We policed the same streets and probably knew some of the same people. Rest in Peace, brother.

July 9, 2019

Officer Shaw,
On today, the 69th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Breckinridge. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 11, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

Thanks to Roy Squyres I found the grave stone with the photo and was able to copy it to this page

Larry Mahan
Brekenridge Police Department

Larry Mahan Chief
Breckenridge Police

April 4, 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 63rd 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 11, 2012

John Leonard Shaw was employed by the City of Ranger Fire Department as a fireman. Pryor to his appointment to the Breckenridge Police Department. Leonard worked with my father at the fire dept in 1947. Leonard is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, Texas. On his gravestone is a photograph of Leonard in his dress blue police uniform. That details him in his uniform hat with a shield,and the dress blue uniform and shield over his heart and his Sam Brown with strap. I would like to take a photo of Leonard my next trip home and post it in honor to him for his service and the price he paid on that day in 1949.

Deputy Roy G. Squyres
Knox County Sheriff Office

March 10, 2012


May you sleep peacefully with God. Thank you for your service.

Sr. Trooper Trey Pellizzari
Texas DPS/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rokwall

December 28, 2006

Officer Shaw was attempting to serve a warrant on Louis Andrews for assault to cause death, when officer Shaw was shot. Andrews was sentenced to life in prison on September 16, 1949

Chief Larry Mahan
Breckenridge Police Department

January 24, 2006

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