Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Shane Allen Britton

Cass County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, July 19, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Shane Allen Britton

Will be 20 years this month on the 19th since you were called home to Glory. You've been on my mind a lot lately. Your race was run with such dignity and grace. Some days it is still so hard to believe that you're gone. I know you'd have much to say on the state of our country and treatment of all LEO's due to recent events. I'm so happy that we can rest in the fact that one day we will see you again in Heaven due to the love of our Heavenly Father. Until then continue watching over all of us from your vantage point above. You are always missed.

Melissa
Friend

June 30, 2020

Close to 20 years now the Lord took Shane home to glory. Shane knew Jesus and is with Him now. If you do not know Jesus ask someone who does so you can have the same peace as Shane did.

Stan
Friend from Church

June 8, 2020

Still missing you, almost 20 years later. You are always in our hearts and remembered forever. I am so glad to have the peace to know that one day we will see you again in Glory to worship our Lord and Savior together again. But for now, your memory remains.

Melissa

February 29, 2020

Still miss my friend but I know in my heart we will all be united again with Gods chosen people in Heaven to worship the Lord side by side again.

Sgt. Stan Nagel USMC 1990-1995
Covenant United Reformed Church Kalamazoo MI

September 26, 2016

Hard to believe it's been 16 years since Shane has ended his tour of duty. There is not a day I don't think of him as I sit down at my counsel and remember the night of this incident. I was the person who took the call and dispatched Shane to assist a fellow Officer. Who would of known, ten minutes into my shift, this would be a life altering experience in my life, as well as my Department. I remember a young man full of life, who just enjoyed life, and loved his family. Funny how time goes by, and memories slip away, and come back. Some good, and those not so good. Knowing that you were a " Man of God ", gives me hope, and comfort that you are resting peacefully. What we take for granite, on a daily basis, life itself, can come to end in a blink of an eye. May God continue to bless your children.

Dispatcher
Cass County Sheriff Office

September 12, 2016

16 years today, my friend. You are still dearly missed by many, and thought of often. Please do me a favor, a dear friend had her baby on Monday morning and sweet Ellie was born sleeping. Please watch over baby Ellie and protect her until her Momma can hold her again. I know that if you were still here with us you'd have a lot to say about what's going on this world around us. I hope that you'd be proud of me, because I've found my way back to the LE world as a dispatcher and take my job of protecting my officers seriously. I think of you before each shift. Thank you for always being such a great friend. Until I see you again....

Melissa--Dispatcher
Calhoun County Michigan

July 20, 2016

My Name is Bo Strange and I never met Shane, but I did meet his parents in Orlando at a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing class, a few years after he passed away. I stayed in touch with Jim(his dad) for a few years and am so sorry to hear he passed away. I remember how proud his parents were of him. Tomorrow I will be riding in the Police Unity Tour(chapter VIII) I will be riding in honor of Shane and another officer and will be wearing a bracelet engraved with his name, agency and EOW date. We will ride from Portmouth, Va. to Washington DC to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. He and his family will never be forgotten. Survivors are also welcome to ride.

Deputy Sheriff Bo Strange
St, John's County (Fl.) Sheriff's Office

May 10, 2016

Wow, can you believe it's your birthday once again! And just as in the last 15 years you haven't been here to celebrate with us. I miss you dearly my friend. Pastor Vos was just over to the house to see me as I broke my leg and have some serious blood clots and we talked about you and your precious family. You are like a brother to me, and I will never forget you & look forward to one day seeing you in glory where in true Shane fashion you can rub it in that you got there first! Please watch over all of us. We all love and miss you dearly. Happy Birthday, dear friend. Hard to believe you'd be in your 40's now. We love you and think of you often.

Melissa

May 8, 2015

I was really sorry to hear about losing you there big guy! We had such good times in the Bolivian Jungle together. (like shaking scorpions out sleeping bags or something) One of the things you liked was the smell of coffee. You didn't like to drink it that much but you did like to smell it. One of those funny little things I remembered about you. You got to go home way to early. As I understood it, your father joined you as well. Shane you always had an even head about you I'm not surprised you became an officer. I'm not one that's big on Good bye's , but I will always remember the way you always said " iHola!" I'm very grateful to have had you, your father, your brother and your mother as my friends.
My heartfelt prayers are out to the Britton Family

PFC Michael Burke
Virginia Defense Force / Friend

October 12, 2014

Shane, you probably know already but the KVCC Police Academy Cadets, salute a memorial wall with your photo and give a moment of silence for you every single day of the 16 week academy. You will never be forgotten. The Executive Officer Don Benthin and I will be riding in the Police Unity Tour into Washington D.C. memorial on May 12th in your honor and the honor of three of your other brothers that gave it their all after graduating from our academy. My heart goes out to you and your family. Any family member is welcome to call me. Bless you and your family

Director
KVCC Police Academy

April 17, 2014

Thirteen years the Lord called you home. It is such a long time --but you are not forgotten; you are loved and missed. Luke and Alise are everything you could have ever wanted them to be. I look at them and I can see you. Lynn is as dear to me as any daughter could be.

I miss your dad so much, too, but it comforts me that the two of you are together. One of these days we will be there too. I'm so thankful to the Lord that we can know where we will spend eternity.

I love you Shane.

Beth Britton
Mom

July 19, 2013

As another year approaches next month, I'm flooded with the memories once again. How you, Luke & Alise were at our house on the 4th of July after coming to watch Dad and I drive the Ambulance in the parade.

How I worked my shift at the ER on the day of your accident, and I had talked to Lynn on her way in the Pediatric floor for her shift. How I came to the house after work so that I could babysit sweet baby Alise, while you went to work. Luke was visiting friends in GR. Alise and I waited for Lynn to come home. She and I laughed and played outside on the trampoline and with Canyon before she went to bed. I even remember the map of Africa that you had drawn on the back of an old desk calendar, as you, Lynn and I had talked about planning a Mission Trip with church to go there.

I saw Lynn & the kids at my old church here in GR about a year or so ago. She and Oswaldo had come to visit. What a surprise it was to see her. The kids were so young when you passed, so I'm sure that they don't remember me or the times I babysat them. But boy have they grown up! Luke looks just like you, and Alise is as beautiful as her Mom! You would be so proud of them.

To Luke:
I see that you have found your Dad's page. I'm so glad that you have! :) I still have tears when I read through the memories and comments that people have left. Your Dad was an AWESOME Daddy, Husband, Friend and Police Officer. He served the Lord with such passion, loved his family and his job. I know that you probably don't remember me, you were so little, but I have so many wonderful memories and pictures too of you. :) What a comfort to know that you will be reunited with your Dad in Heaven someday. Take care of yourself.

Melissa
Friend

June 21, 2013

Well i just found this page and read though every post. I have tears rolling down my face. Thank you everyone who posted anything it realy meams alot.

Thier hasnt been an hour that has gone by that i havnt thought of you. And i cant wait to see you again.
Love Luke

Luke Britton
Son

May 14, 2013

I didn't know Shane but did work for Cass County in the mid 90's. I really enjoyed working with all the people there, full time, part time, and reserve. To hear what they say about Shane, I know I would have loved working with him. RIP Shane, the world is a better place because you were a part of it. We have the watch now!

Sergeant Bill Clock
Ann Arbor, MI Police Dept. (former CCSD Deputy)

October 18, 2012

Shane,

Officer Trevor Slot of the Walker, MI PD joined you on Oct. 13th. I'm sure that you were there to welcome him home after his long final shift. Today is his funeral, and I'm fighting back the tears at work as it brings back a flood of memories and emotions. Time goes on, but the memories remain...mostly great memories...ones of laughter and good times with Lynn, you and the kids, but also those of the days following your death. You are still missed, but what a GREAT comfort is to know that our earthly good-bye's are not the final good-bye, because we will see you again in Glory! God's grace is sufficient for those of us that are left behind, until that time.

Melissa

October 21, 2011

A PSO from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety joined you yesterday. I'm sure that you greeted him and welcomed him to the club in the sky. He, like you, was the 1st slain officer for that county in a long, long time. I write with tears in my eyes and pain in my heart, remembering you and thinking of this Officer and his family, friends and co-workers. Thank you to you and all that have given their lives to protect the citizens of this state! You may gone, but your legacy lives on forever.

Melissa

April 19, 2011

Thinking of you and missing you today, my friend! Thanksgiving has come and gone and soon it will be Christmas...and then soon enough a new year...the years keep passing but your memory remains forever! You will NEVER be forgotten!

Melissa

November 29, 2010

Remembering you today Shane, on the 10 year anniversary of your EOW. You are always thought of and remembered...I brought some roses and cleaned your headstone earlier this afternoon. I would like to think that you heard the things that I talked to you about today. I will always remember the wonderful advice and guidance you gave me. You will NEVER be forgotten my friend!

Melissa

July 19, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Shane! I know that you must be celebrating up there...and it must be lots of fun! I still miss you terribly and speak of you often, I get lots of questions about my Blue Ribbon with "Heroes Live Forever" underneath it and it's always great to be reminded of you and the service and sacrafice that you made! The weather here in MI has been kind of weird lately...it goes from being nice, sunny and warm to cold, rainy and in some places snowy and it's May!!! I just wanted to stop by and send you a message on what would've been your 39th Birthday here on earth! You are still loved and remembered....

Melissa

Melissa

May 8, 2010

Shane was a wonderful father,husband, Deputy, son, cousin and man. We miss him greatly especially during the holidays. We love you Shane!

Jillian Kornick
Cousin

December 25, 2009

Shane,
Thank you for your service and leadership. You didn't wait until the troops showed up to tell you what to do. "You lead from the front". On behalf the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, we offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and other Brothers and Sisters of the Cass County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Shane Allen Britton. may you Rest in Peace Brother, May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. We now have the Watch

Deputy Sheriff Patricia Ruggiero-Smith
Pasco County Sheriff's Office

December 16, 2009

Shane~

It will be 9 years ago on this Sunday that we lost you! It is just so hard to believe that so much time has gone by. I just want people to know that you have NOT and WILL not be forgotten by so many people, even if posts are not left here for you. So many people carry the memory of you around in their hearts and think of you often. I was at your gravesite a few weeks ago and cleaned your headstone and of course had a "chat" with you and placed some flowers there in memory of you. I have so many wonderful memories of you and Lynn and the kids, that even now I can't help but smile! I remember getting pulled over on the way home from your house after watching the kids for a while, by one of your partners...I was in kind of a hurry because the tones had dropped for us and I needed to get back to the county to help out my crew and the only reason that he let me go was because I knew you! What a way to get out of a ticket huh? That was the first time that I had been pulled over and thought that it was a joke because so often you would talk about having one of the guys pull me over to just give me a hard time! There are so many more memories that I could leave, but I just wanted you to know that I am remembering you today and my heart and my thoughts will be with your co-workers on Sunday as they hold your annual Memorial Service at the Department....They have not forgotten you, their brother either and that is comforting to know!

Melissa

Melissa

July 14, 2009

Hey~Again it has been way to long my brother since I have left a message for you! You are still remembered fondly and missed deeply. My mom was just talking about the other day and it brought tears to my eyes. Your mom has a Facebook page now, I know can you believe it?!? She has so many pictures of Luke and Alise on there, I cannot believe how big they are getting. Luke is the spitting image of his daddy, and from what I hear has so many of the same qualities that you have. I cannot believe that it has been almost 9 years since I have a conversation with you. I miss our talks and the advise that you would give me. I just wanted you to know that you are still remembered and thought of often.

Melissa

March 17, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother, it has been sometime since you left us, but your family and friends are still in my prayers that they can feel your present everyday and to know that you are watching over them. Like my future son in-law you were take to early from your family and friends. I'm proud to have shared the thin blue line with a man like you and the others on this website.

To Melissa

Thank you for the nice words to Josh, it touches my heart every time I see a new posting to his sight.

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

December 17, 2008

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