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Private Joseph E. Shawhan

United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, April 15, 1944

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Reflections for Private Joseph E. Shawhan

Private Shawhan, You are not forgotten by the men and women in Massachusetts Law Enforcement. RIP

Mike Kane
Retired Detective, Boston Police Dept.

August 11, 2023

The proud men and women of the United States Park Police will never forget the ultimate sacrifice of Officer Joseph Shawhan and his surviving family. The selfless actions of our Fallen Heroes are the foundation of our core values (Integrity ~ Honor ~ Service). During Police Week, each year, we re-affirm and re-dedicate our commitment by honoring your service, your memory, and your sacrifice.

Chief of Police Rob MacLean
United States Park Police

May 6, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 68th 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

April 16, 2012

Pvt. Shawhan,
On today, the 67th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 15, 2011

Rest in Peace

Explorer Chris Chappell
US Park Police

July 31, 2004

Thank you for your service with the United States Park Police. I hope we have made you proud of us throughout all of these years. You will be remembered always.

United States Park Police

June 7, 2004

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