Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Harold K. Shelton

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Sunday, May 3, 1959

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Reflections for Officer Harold K. Shelton

Officer Shelton,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 3, 2019

Officer Shelton, today marks the 59th year since your brutal murder.

Your picture caught my eye in that you look very similar to one of my best friends in life who passed away a few years ago. Both he and I were born in 1959, Pete at the very start, me at the very end. Though I know, since you were murdered well after his birth, you had no influence on him, the coincidences are almost scary.

I am honored to leave a reflection for you, Brother on this sad anniversary. I know God had Blessed you and I am confident that you are resting in Peace in Heaven.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 3, 2018

He was my cousin a great and kind person who want to make a contribution to his country, his brother was also a policeman on the metropolitan police at the time of this tragedy.

Michael Wayne Peters who now lives in Rehoboth Beach, DE

Michael Wayne Peters

July 27, 2016

Our promise to him; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

May 3, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th 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

May 9, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Shelton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Officer Harold K. Shelton, you will not be forgotten and may you rest in peace. The citizens of Wash., D.C. and your fellow officers knew that you were performing your job to the best of your ability.


Det. A.B.Bradford Sr. (Ret.)

May 16, 2011



May 5, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother Harold. May God hold your family, friends and co-workers in His loving hands. I pray you and all of our Fallen Brothers and Sisters watch over us while protecting the Golden Streets of Heaven.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia

May 3, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Shelton, we have the watch...

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!


April 8, 2007

I thank God for people like you every day.

Michelle Rogers

January 3, 2006

Brother Shelton,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

December 30, 2005

God Bless You Officer Shelton. You are a hero. Thank you for your hard work your dedication and the sacrifice you made protecting the citizens of Districk of Columbia. May you rest in Peace.
Kathi halligan wife and mom of LEO

December 13, 2005

Forty five years ago you gave your life
for this department. You have not been


May 4, 2004

Thank you, Officer Shelton for making the ultimate sacrifice. Many fine men have followed in your footsteps tryng to make this world a safer place. I'm sure you were there at the Pearly Gates to welcome them home. God Bless


September 20, 2003

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