Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Police Officer III Shelia Dianne Twyman

High Point Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, December 23, 2001

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Reflections for Master Police Officer III Shelia Dianne Twyman

It's been a while since I looked onto this site. I often do to pay my respects to my fallen brothers and sisters. I couldn't help but leave a reflection, after reading all of the beautiful sentiments left by others and co-workers of Officer Twyman. Officer Twyman I did not know you personally but the shield you and I wear on our uniforms make us kin. Also, I am a christian law enforcement officer. I am glad and proud of you for the way you conducted yourself among your fellow officers and the community. Its sure as "heck" a good thing to be blessed and know the Lord personally especially when you're in this type of work. Shelia you are "retired" now. Enjoy your external paradise with the Lord. I too someday will be there. May your good examples and Christian lead many others to the real truth about the Lord. Respectfully submitted.

Officer T.G. Franks
Washington Co. S.O.

May 16, 2006

Thinking of you and your families on the 4th anniversary of your death.
It is very heartwarming to read all these wonderful reflections about a
truly honorable police woman and
follower of Jesus Christ. There is none greater than He. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do,
but by His sacrifice on the cross for our sins. AMEN! And even Shelia, as wonderful as she was, is still
a sinner in God's eyes in need of a Savior. Thank you, Shelia, for your fine example to those that worked with you and knew you. There is now a huge void that cannot be filled, but as you are remembered, thoughts will turn to your exemplary life and we will be filled with pride,respect and
love for the woman you became. You were a wonderful testimony to the Lord you served. God be with all those who mourn and may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come. I wish I could erase your pain, but Jesus has done that
for Shelia. God bless her family, friends and co-workers who will miss her. With love from one coast
of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Psalm 9:9,10: The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in
times of trouble. Ånd those who know Your name will put their trust in
You. For You, Lord have not forsaken
those who seek You.

December 23, 2005

Officer Twyman is someone whom I will never forget. I first met her when she teaching some of my criminal justice classes and what started out as a student-teacher relationship soon turned into a friendship that I truly miss. I can still see her smile, hear her words of wisdom and see the love that she had for her family and friends. She was truly one of the best and there will never be another Ms. Twyman.

Janice Pearn, EMT-I
Piedmont Triad Ambulance & Rescue

October 19, 2005

I never had the opportunity to meet Shelia but after riding with adam team and meeting the many people she touched I know that this woman was a great officer but more importantly a great woman of God. It takes a special breed of a person to do this job and im sure it has its hard days. But I believe that the job will be made a little easier knowing there are people like sheila out there doin it. I only hope that I as an officer can touch and inspire people like she did in her short time here on earth. She is in a better place now and I know she would'nt come back for anything. Like I said I never had the opportunity to meet you but I still love you and your family. God bless you Sheila and I cant wait to meet you in Heaven!

Brian Smith
Future High Point Officer

September 28, 2005

Survivors ~ We would like to include you in our NC C.O.P.S. program

Loving, Supporting, Understanding . . . .

John Dees, President
North Carolina C.O.P.S.

May 7, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 23, 2004

You are still remembered by all of us at HPPD as well as many others and it brings me comfort to see this memory continuing to carry on.

It is truly a sign of your impact on others by the constant reminders of the "A-33" stickers and your "baseball cards" I still see to this day (even as recent as today...when I saw your "baseball card" on the bulletin board at DCCC in the LEO training building).

May God continue to bless your family and may YOU rest in peace in Heaven.

MPOIII Tommy Hicks
High Point, NC PD

November 30, 2004

Shiela, I will always miss flirting with you in the hallways until both of us were blushing! Since your passing I have left HPPD and am in the miidle of training with the U.S. Marshals. I have your picture on my wall to remind me how precious lfe is, I am blesed to have met you.My life is better because I met you.
Love, Rick.

Rick Fabrie
U.S. Marshal

November 7, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004

Rest easy, Sister, you are not forgotten.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.l

December 23, 2003


You have no idea how many times I have tried to write concerning your loss to our department and how much your friendship meant to me. I finally decided to write concerning our first meeting and how I immediately knew you were someone very special. We first met when I was one of your instructors in BLET. You were a breath of fresh air in the class and you constantly kept the class at ease. I really appreciated that. I just wish that you were able to pronounce my last name correctly. I would correct you, but you always pronounced it the same way, Del-a-grande instead of Del-a-grange. From BLET on thats the only way you ever pronounced it. It was a personal joke between us and it remained that way up until your untimely death. You and I were zone partners and it was both and honor and a pleasure to have served with you!! I could always count on your wisdom in dealing with juveniles and combative individuals, you always had a calming influence in those situations.

Sheila, you are terribly missed by us all. I have retired from full-time police work now, but there are few days that go by that I don't think about you and the wonderful job that you did. As you always said, "I am blessed." The real truth to that statement is that we were all blessed to have known you. May God Bless Your Soul.. As ever, Daryl Del-a-grande

MPO III Daryl Delagrange, Ret.
High Point Police Department

August 26, 2003

I really miss your smile that you always had, even after a long shift. In the assembly room a clock was dedicated to your memory and everyday I see it I think of you and how fortunate I was to know you. My Patrol car bears your sticker with your name and call number. We all will be fortunate to see you again one day. You were truly "blessed".

Lt. Jeff Blank
High Point Police Department

Barry Roberts,Ken Leonard,Mike Bye,Brad Smith, and Karl Wolf and I went to the candlelight vigil in D.C. this year to honor you. We taped your ballcard next to your name so that people could see your smile. We also put a decal with your unit number (A-33) next to your card. Most of the 200 cars in the fleet wear one in your honor. I'll never forget how funny you were when we tried to get that bat out of the house on Denny St., I'll also never forget that you had my girls pictures in the headliner of your patrol car along with a few others. My girls didn't forget that either. We were all blessed knowing you, and we miss you dearly. See you again next year at the memorial.

Master Police Officer II Rick Dietz
High Point P.D. Housing Authority Unit

I just wanted to let everyone out there know how much Sheila is missed. I am on the team that Sheila was on and I spent every minute with Sheila, after the accident till the next afternoon, at Baptist Hospital. Sheila's one year anniversay of her passing will be coming up in a couple of months. Everyone on the team dreads that day. We are reminded all the time of the love and generosity that Sheila spread. To this day, people on the streets talk about the horrible way "Miss Sheila" had to pass. I want to thank her church for such a wonderful and enlighting service that they held for her. Let us take a moment and say a prayer for Sheila, she has gone home to a wonderful place. Please say a prayer for all of us on her team, we still cry and get angry...pray that we will one day be able to forgive the man that killed her. I Love You Sheila...I wish I would have told you that in the hospital, I miss you deeply. High Point Police Department could not have had a better role model than Master Police Officer III Sheila Twyman.

Master Police Officer I Jen McGhinnis
High Point Police Department

God Bless


To MPO Sheila Twyman's family and friends,
I had the honor of receiving a plaque in Officer Twyman's memory from the North Carolina Association for Law Enforcement Explorers. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the ceremony held in Salemburg, but I was honored and overwhelmed to be receiving such a special plaque. I will hold this plaque close to my heart and every time I look at it I will remember a fallen sister. Even though I did not have the honor of meeting such a special woman, she will hold a place in my heart. Thank you for allowing her to be a part of my life through this honor.
Godspeed to you all!

Laura Biggerstaff, Explorer Captain
Gastonia Police Dept.

MPO Twyman,
Though you are not with us physically you are with us spirtually. I want you to know that High Point NC has not been the same with out you helping to protect our streets! Officer Twyman I am so glad you were blessed because you were truly a blessing. May God bless your family. until we meet again in Glory Land! Lets us not say goodbye,for let us say nice knowing you because it was!
ADAM-33 Forever in our hearts

Stephen Simmons
Explorer post 94 High POint PD




Our Family has much respect for Sheila Twyman we've know her for many years. My mom has worked with her for many years and my dad has also and i'm glad to say that i'm very greatful to meet her also. Much respect goes out to you and High Point Police Department. You Are Our REAL HEROS! God bless you all.

Aled Lingerfelt

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I too lost someone very special to me (Trooper Calvin E. Taylor) as a result of a tractor trailer hitting him while he was on a traffic stop. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
D.L. Taylor

TC Denise L. Taylor
NC Highway Patrol


You were a bright light in all of our lives, and touched so many people with your love and kindness.I know that you walk hand in hand with God, and that your work has just begun. "You are blessed", and you will be forever. It gives me great comfort to know you are waiting on us all.

Thomas Hanson

Lieutenant Thomas Hanson
High Point Police Department

As Officer Twyman's last commanding officer, I can, without a doubt echo everyone else's sentiments that she is missed. Shelia was a joy to be around, and never hesitated to let everyone else know how "blessed" she was. Although her death was a shock, and has been hard for us, knowing that she was prepared for death, and is in a better place now makes dealing with her absence a little easier. I think that her only wish at this point would be for us to carry on, and to make ourselves prepared for when our day too will come. Just as Shelia was "blessed", we were blessed to have known her.

Captain Ron Stowe
High Point, NC PD

Ten years ago, Sheila was one of my first FTOs. She was quite different in that she was easy going and treated me as an equal. Although we never worked closely together again, Sheila's friendliness remained constant and consistent over the years. I remember Sheila mostly from her laughs, her joking in the hallways and the love for HER children in the schools she taught DARE to.

Sheila would often carry photographs of the school children with her and gladly show them off. It was very usual for children to approach me in uniform and ask if I knew Officer Twyman because she was THEIR DARE Officer. Sheila's love for children was also reflected in her tenure as a Juvenile Detective.

Sheila had old-fashion values when it came to police work. When N.C. passed its first seat-belt law, Sheila and I rode together one snowy night and she didn't hesitate to roll down her window at an intersection and tell another driver to put their seat-belt on.

I will sadly miss Sheila.

MPO II Parker Howey
High Point Police Dept.

Shelia Twyman was loved by everyone in our department. She was a truly remarkable person, and we have cried a river of tears at losing her. Shelia was the first High Point Police officer killed in the line of duty in the past 75 years. She will always be remembered. Her straight forward wit and caring personality made her special. Yes we lost a good officer, but more importantly we lost a friend. Shelia was the epitome of a Christian police officer, telling everyone that she "was blessed."

Derek Stafford
High Point Police Department

Godspeed Officer Twyman.

Lieutenant Brian W. Proffitt
LFUCG Division of Corrections, Lexington Ky

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