Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Dana Denise Shaw

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, August 8, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Dana Denise Shaw

Deputy Shaw’s daughter Kayleigh has become a Cherokee County Deputy. Kayleigh has posted several posts below.

I live only a few hundred yards from the accident scene. It was a tragic night.

Deputy Shaw is remembered. Young Deputy Shaw will do a fine job. God Bess them both and their families.

Richard P

September 16, 2020

God bless you

Nick mottola

August 8, 2020

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)

August 8, 2020

You had immesurable influence on more people than you would have ever known. I loved you as a childhood friend, and ever since. You will never be forgotten.

Det. Mike Cook (Retired)
Holly Springs Police Dept, GA

August 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 8, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Shaw.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 2, 2019

Thought about you today as I ate a pineapple and pepperoni pizza. I remember how gross I use to think those were till you in your ever insisting way convinced me to try it. I was sold from them on. Thank you for your friendship.

Officer Rena Wiggins
Harrison County Patrol

June 5, 2019

I Appreciate you and the rest of the fine folks from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office & Woodstock Police Department for keeping an eye on me while I was working 3rd Shift at the BP there at I-575 in Woodstock.

It Hurt something awful when I received word of your passing that night, but I felt right proud when Deputy Reynolds came in and extended a personal invitation for me to attend your services.

You and the rest of the men and women in brown & blue up that way will always hold a fond spot in this girl's heart.

God Bless Y'all ...


Maggie Montana

July 18, 2013

Another year gone by without you here. Another grandchild born without you here. Miss you so much my sweet mama!! Easton is now going on 15 months and Lane is 7. Time sure does fly and oh how I wish you were here to hold, spoil, and love all your grandbabies. I know you are all around us and I had proof of that yesterday. Tanya graduates college this month and it just so happens to be on the 211th day of the year. We both know how proud you would be of her not only for that but how much she has been here for Jeremy and I. You picked the best woman in the world as your best friend mama!

Love you ALWAYS!


July 17, 2013

Hello Darlin, its taken me 14 long years to find the words. I knew you for almost all of your life and tried to always be there for you when needed. Little did I know, that a hello at Sta-2 that afternoon, would be the last time I got to see your beautiful face.

The news of your passing was delivered to me that next morning and like everyone else that loved you, it just left me feeling so empty inside and it still does to this day.

I do feel your presence when I am crouched and crawling down a long hot hallway, when I am at a scene that makes me feel like the dice are being rolled and countless other times when I was uncertain how it would all play out. No matter what odds are against me, I always feel that little angel with me and know for a fact that you have pointed me toward the light in times of deep darkness.

I really miss the times you would stop by the firehouse and see me, your smile would lift me up, your little grin would make me smile and your laughter would brighten up the cloudiest of days.

I am left with the fondest of memories, the school years, the fun times all of us had growing up in Marietta, both of us getting into public safety as adults and most importantly, watching you bring beauty into this world in the form of children.

The incredible legacy that you left has been well taken care of, your sister has performed a most impressive feat and her ability to maintain is a true joy to see.

I now wait patiently to see you again, one day in the future and in a very special place. Until then I will simply glance up from time to time and say hello as I have always done or close my eyes until I feel your warmth.

I just cant wait to see your beautiful little face once again.

Missing You


Cherokee Fire

January 1, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Kayleigh, you are in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

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

August 9, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Shaw. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Your going to be a Grandma again in about 10 weeks!! Another grandson.. Easton Michael! Lane is way excited to become a big brother and I can't wait to add to our family. I love you!! Miss you more and more every day.


February 23, 2012

Hey buddy,
Was thinking about you today. It's not easy to accept the time that has gone by since I last spoke with you on the phone. A lot has changed since then. You are missed greatly and we all know that you look over us.


J. Shute

August 18, 2011

I miss and love you. Wish you were here with us. We are 6 days shy of your 12 year anniversary since we lost you, August is never a good month for Jeremy and I. Not a single day goes by that I don't think of you. Some days are good and others are hard to stand. I still don't understand why you had to go and I know I never will. I do know God got him an amazing angel that day! Tanya is wonderful in every single way, without her I'd be lost! The family seems to slowly be getting a little closer again since your passing. We miss you and wish you were here to join us! Lane starts kindergarten tomorrow, wish you could walk him in to class with us. Madison is beautiful and so sweet. Jeremy writes amazing songs, my favorite is about you. I know you would be so proud of him!! I love you!!!!


August 2, 2011

Hey girl...

Was thinking of you today and looking at pictures... don't know why but wanted to let you know how much you are missed and still loved. I keep in touch with your babies quite often and you would be so proud and amazed at the adults they have become. You left this world so much and way to early...

Love you always,

Angie Pannell

June 2, 2011

Missing you very much, as always. Wish you were here to play with your beautiful grandbabies! Lane and I talk about you often, he tells me you're in Heaven with God and that you have wings. He wants to know "when you will fly down here and see us?". I love you mama, ALWAYS!!


April 25, 2011

I miss you so very much.


February 9, 2011

As usual, I am thinking about you. I heard something today, I have actually heard a million times, but for someone became a part of it. It is something you lived by, I don't know why it is the one lesson I waited 11 years to learn. "I wake up to find myself after all these years,and where all the time has gone still seems so unclear...if I die tomorrow, as the minutes fade away, I cant remember have I said all I can say? You're my everything you make me feel so alive
if I die tomorrow" Before you left you did say all you say all could say. I miss you. Thank you for never letting a day go by without telling me what I meant to you. You never let a day go by without telling everyone in your life what they meant to you. I love you. Thank you for all the lessons. I learned them, finally. I would have been nothing without you. Never a day, not a minute, when I don't thank God I was blessed with your friendship. You were a gift. Take care, angel.

Tanya Smith

January 13, 2011

As I sat and thought about Christmas time at my Grannies house, I am reminded of you! I think of you always, yet I can remember so many great times spent on Lavender Drive! I can't believe how much time has passed, I miss you Dana!

Love and Miss you,

Lisa Crank

December 26, 2010

Hard to believe in just 3 days it will mark the 11 year anniversary of your passing. The day and week prior to, replays in my head over and over each year at this time. Its so hard without you here and without being able to learn from you and recieve your words of wisdom! I love you so much!! See you again some day xo


August 5, 2010

I thought of you on the 19th. I think of you everyday so it wasn't anything unusual, except it was your birthday and you weren't here. It was one of your favorite days, a big day of celebration for you. I'm sorry I can't know how selfish I am. Gabrielle and I were talking about you, about how much we love and miss you, and of course all our old childhood stories she pretends to never get tired of really doesn't ever get tired of stories of you. We even went through all our old pictures...can you believe looking at pictures!! All these years and I still can't get through that day or August 8 without losing it!! I have learned to live but I never learned how to let you go. I know now I never will.

Everyone says you are here with all us, especially Kayleigh and Jeremy and your beautiful grandchildren, but it is so hard to be here when you're not. I know how proud you are of them, as you should be!! They are so wonderful, and doing such a great job as parents...just like their mother.

I love you, angel. I miss you more everyday and look forward to the day I can see you again.

Tanya Smith

June 22, 2010

Hey my beautiful Angel!
I miss you more than words can explain!! The older I get the harder it seems to not have you here with us. Lane talks about you ofter now, he says he wishes he could get wings and fly up to see you one time. I sure wish you were here to play with him and spoil him and Madison as well! Mothers day is Sunday and it's just not the same with out you here!! Sometimes I just think one more hug and kiss from you mama would make things so different, but I'd get greedy and hold you and never let you go again! But, I love you mama! Keep watching down over us and we will keep looking up at you!! xoxoxo
I love you always and in all ways!


May 6, 2010

Hey girl.....been just a nudge over 10 years.....thought about you on the 8th....never really knew the date, but for some reason on or about the 8th you came to mind.

Pretty odd...

Just wanted to get by and let you know that there are some down here that still think about you -


T.J. Kelley
Radio Personality

September 20, 2009

on this day i wish nothing but the best for your family, i know that you are looking down upon them with pride in your heart and amazement in your eyes, for how they chose to go on, even though you were'nt there to guide them.

i believe i've said it before, i did'nt know you well, but i knew you well enough to feel the love that you expressed towards everyone you came in touch with.

you will always be missed and remembered.


ff/pmdc..scott thomas

May 25, 2009

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