Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Shannon Lee Distel

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 27, 2003

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Reflections for Officer Shannon Lee Distel

I think of you often. We’ll meet again some day. Until then, Hang on!

P.O. Matt Deerwester
Columbus Police/Friend

August 27, 2022

I look back at so many fond memories. You live on in our hearts. My dad and I still talk about you. All the crazy stories will live on. One of my fondest memories was mountain biking and taking the ski lift up to the top to ride down. I still have the scar when I fell. What a great time! Miss you.

Tony Campbell
Former brother in law

August 27, 2021

Miss you buddy, I will wish till the end of my days that we never met and you never joined the CHP to ride motors…. You would be alive today!

Randy Campbell
Randy Campbell

August 27, 2021

Thinking of you and your family more than usual today. Hang on brother!

Officer Matt Deerwester
Columbus Police/Friend

August 27, 2021

Shannon driving through my thoughts brother. Semper Fi!

Michael Setnan
USMC

August 20, 2021

Semper Fi Marine CHPY. So sad you were taken from us 17 years ago today. May God Bless you and your family. You were and are a big part of our Blue & Gond family. You won’t be forgotten and you will always be in our hearts.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South LA. US Marine

August 27, 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 27, 2020

Still thinking of you all the time, you'll always be remembered. Until we meet again, Hang On!

Officer Matt Deerwester
Columbus Police / Friend

August 27, 2020

Hey buddy, your leaving us left a huge hole in our hearts, You will live on in our memories, of which they are many, we still joke about all the crazy things that you were a part of. You were an unbelievable son in law, friend and comrade. You got into the CHP after meeting me and wanting to also ride a M/C. You made be proud, your daughter was a blessing to the family and your passing is still to this day, so very hard to accept. That day I got the call is forever burned into my brain, I am sad and still dismayed, I sure miss seeing that cheesy smile of yours, many a tear has been shed over this loss and it continues. Until I see you again in the lords house, keep a watch over all of us old buddy.

Randy Campbell, Officer SLA 11443
California Highway Patrol

March 18, 2020

Sixteen years......sometimes it seems as if it were sixteen minutes. You are so missed by everyone. There isn’t one day that passes that I don’t think of you. I feel so blessed that I was able to talk with you the day before you were called home. I will never forget the last “I love you, Mom” and how proud you were of your family. You will never be forgotten as long as I am alive.

Mom

August 27, 2019

I still think of you all the time. This is a strange time in law enforcement, and the world for that matter. Until we meet again, hang on!

P.O. Matt Deerwester
Columbus Police / Friend

August 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

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

August 27, 2018

It's been a long time brother! I have a reminder set on my phone to remind me of this date, but I have never needed it. The world lost a great man the day you died. Until we meet a gain, hang on!

P.O. Matt Deerwester
Columbus Police / Friend

August 27, 2018

Thinking about you Shannon driving through Riverside.
Semper Fi old friend.

Michael Setnan
USMC

May 17, 2018

This unfortunate accident left a great void in many lives, but Officer Shannon Distel must have been a great man for so many to note his passing with the wonderful comments left here. He will never be forgotten.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

August 27, 2017

Dad, i love you and miss you! I wish I could of grown up with you. I was 5 months olsd when it happened. Now i'm 14. miss you lots!

Brody
son

May 25, 2017

I was Shannon's friend in the Marine Corps. We were both Air Traffic Control operators at MCAS El Toro in Orange Co. He played the drums and was pretty great. I will never forget your smile: RIP brother Shannon. You are not forgotten!

Cpl. Jaramillo, Andres A. USMC 3rd MAW
Good Friend, USMC brother

September 6, 2016

RIP. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295

August 28, 2016

Here we are again. Another year has past. I still think of you all the time, and remember all the great times of the past. Until we meet again, my friend. "Hang On."

P.O. Matt Deerwester
Columbus Police / Friend

August 27, 2016

I think about you each day....I miss you so....as long as I am alive you will never, ever be forgotten.
A huge piece of my heart went with you the day you went to Heaven. Continue to watch over us, my son...until we meet again. I love you.

C Distel
Mom

March 24, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Hard to believe that another year has passed. I still think about you all the time. I see all of the pictures posted on line of your family, and I know you would be proud! I miss the days of just hanging out back in the day, and look forward to another chance in the future. Until then, "hang on".

P.O. Matt Deerwester
Columbus Police / Friend

August 27, 2015

Shannon... CTC I-97 Company A Squad Commander...Missed by all that knew him... True leader... Marine...Air Traffic Controller... And most importantly a Father... He loved his kids and talked about them all the time... We got this... Rest and ill see you when I get there...

Officer Brian Clemann #15338
California Highway Patrol

May 7, 2015

How can it be 11 years? My mind still cannot comprehend the sad fact that you are gone. In my mind I still see your smile and sometimes I can almost hear your laughter. My son, you will never be forgotten. I miss you each day and love you with all of my heart and soul.

Mom

August 28, 2014

Another year has past, and I still think of you all the time. I am looking forward to the day we get a chance to catch up. Until then, "Hang On".

P.O. Matt Deerwester
Columbus Police / Friend

August 27, 2014

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