Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Christopher Michael Shea

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 2004

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Reflections for Corporal Christopher Michael Shea

Chris, you and yours have been in my thoughts a lot lately. You were such an inspiration to me in the academy as a leader in our class, I can only say thank you. I felt so honored to be invited to present at your daughter’s HS graduation. I have done my best to pass on your story to recruits and young officers. While our time was short in close contact and our agencies sent us in different directions, please know that your impact on my life has been immense. For that, I am forever humbled and grateful. RIP Brother

Mark Miller
Middletown PD (former UDPD)

July 14, 2022

happy father’s day dad. i love you more than anything. everyday i wish that you were down here with me. i hope i’m making you proud up there. continue to watch over brother and i. i love you♥️

Elizabeth Shea
Surviving Daughter

June 19, 2022

Dad everyday is a process. The road is never easy. I think about you everyday and all the memories and even bonding we could of had.

These COPS retreats that I attend in honor of you are such a blessing. Being able to meet new people who have lived the same experience helps us become stronger and closer together.

I wish everyday I had some sort of memory with you engraved in my brain so I have a story to tell about you. Even being able to hear your voice would mean everything.

Pops I miss you everyday. I LOVE YOU!! Keep watching over me and Lizzie while We continue our journey in life. Hope we’re making you proud ❤️

Christopher Micheal Shea Jr.
Surviving Son

June 13, 2022

By chance I was in my car today waiting to go into the Rite Aid store. I saw a young man visiting in the cemetery next door. I will not go into detail I will say I was VERY touched. I cried for the pain I saw. When I returned to the store. I looked at the name on the headstone and saw it was Chris Shea. I immediately felt so much heart break! See for my entire childhood my father was a policeman. Every time he walked out that door I was overcome with fear and dread that he wouldn't come home to us! Then when I wS 11 2 of hus colleagues were murdered in cold blood! So I know how it is for families of law enforcement! Later that same year my oldest sibling was killed in a auto accident. It was after that my father quit law enforcement. I was 12 by then.

Frances R. Scholl
Local citizen

April 28, 2022

Chris, you are still remembered in peace....duty done.

Albert J Wysock
Cheswold PD & (New Castle County retired)

July 17, 2021

Chris, it’s hard to believe it’s been 16 years since you left us. While your LE brethren will never forget you regardless of what day it is, on this day specifically we especially say thank you while acknowledging the fact that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always and continue to watch over your fellow LEO and your Academy classmates as they continue their tour of duty.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 18, 2020

You are the reason I am the man I am today. I will never forget the lessons that you have taught me. As you can see the world is becoming a tumultuous place of late. I will stand here as long as I can and do what I can to carry your legacy. I am set it as a goal in life to being to the unfamiliar citizens what life is like behind the badge and bridge the gap that has been lost over the years.

Till Valhalla Devil Dog and Happy 243rd birthday

Tim Shea

November 8, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Always remembered, never forgotten.

Senior Corporal Lev Ellian South Bethany Police
Det. Lev Ellian M-NCPPC Park Police Montgomery County
PO3 Lev Ellian Montgomery County Police

PO3 Lev Ellian
Montgomery County Police

August 27, 2016

Corporal Shea, it's coming up on the 11th anniversary of your passing! However, I remember every last details of that dark night you were taken from this earth!! There hasn't been a single day that you or your family haven't been in my thoughts. I can only speak on what I've heard from your fellow Officers because we've never got the chance to work together! However, I'm very HONORED TO have met you even though it was in your time of need. I'm so so sorry I couldn't do more to help you to stay on this earth that early Sunday morning!! I know you're a very special person because while I was sitting in the police cruiser being questioned the fire truck siren was made to cry and it began to rain. I turned to the officer and with just eye contact and a node of his head I knew you had passed away. I cried along with the heavens. I never got the chance to complete your last request of me, but someday I'll meet your family to tell them. Until then I know you're in heaven protecting them and all of your fellow officers working that stretch of highway especially during the summer season. Again I'm so so sorry I failed you and your family

Retired security officer Jessie Welch

June 22, 2016

Your service to our nation will always be remembered. My prayers be with your family and RIP.

John Haseltine - Civilian

March 30, 2016

Michelle and I visited your grave the other day. We prayed for your family, for God to continue to give them strength and peace.

Aaron J Durso

August 4, 2015

Hello My Love,

It has been quite some time since I have visited this page. However, I talk to you every day, and my morning thoughts still begin with you, and my end thoughts end with you also.

So much has happened since you were taken from us. I know you know, because I know you are with Christopher, Lizzie, and I every single day. We still miss you so much. The pain still hurts. The sadness still exists. It always will.

I just wanted to stop by and leave an I LOVE YOU!!

Police Week is encroaching upon us, and we are gearing up for that. I took the kids last year commemorating the 10th Anniversary of your passing. It was the first time they "remember". It was emotional. It broke my heart. Now, we will go back each year. It's helpful and healing to be with other Survivors, our new family.

I hope the glories of Heaven have treated you well. Of course they have, Jesus is King, and He rocks!! Please give my dad a hug from us, we miss him too.

I hope you never stop visiting me in my dreams. I cherish each time I see you. You visit me often, and I cherish that. I tell the kids the next day what we said. Stop by and see them, they need it. They are growing and maturing into such wonderful young adults. However, they still struggle without your presence. I tell them all the time what kind of wonderful man you were; I just wish they could have gotten the chance to know you. They were so cheated on this Earth. But, I know in Heaven, our family will be whole again.

I am nothing without you. My soul is empty. Please continue to bestow your presence within me. I am looking to do great things with COPS! It's my destiny. Now, I will begin the journey to achieve that.

I love you forever Shea...until we meet again...


Susan C. Shea

April 17, 2015

It was my honor to meet your family at the MKE airport today and later escort their bus by motorcycle to camp. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.

PO J. Romuald
City of Greenfield, WI

July 29, 2014

Remembering you during the holidays.


December 18, 2013


The kids and I just returned from our very first attended C.O.P.S. Kid Camp. It was more than amazing! It stirred up so many emotions. Emotions that still exist 9 years later. Emotions have come circle. Tears of joy n sorrow were shed. Shed for the memories of our past n the memories never made. Tears shed for the newfound friends who we all made. Tears for me shed as I watched our children for the first time truly realize n feel the pain of losing their father. I'm still struggling with that. But, all that said, I now shed tears of gratitude for the grace the kids and I received at camp. For the very first time it was real that we "don't walk alone". We were safe. We were happy. And, we were not judged. We were accepted for us. I'll never forget that feeling. I felt closer to you this past week then I have in a long time. It was comforting. That was the first step of a new journey we will embark on. We will finish out camp til the kids age out.

We love you still til this day. You are forever missed and will NEVER be forgotten! Please continue your watch over us! Continue to RIP until we meet again.

I love you.


Susan C. Shea
Widow Cpl. Shea EOW 7/18/04

August 6, 2013

I was proud to stand next to you. I will hope to see you on the other side.

lieutenant John Moore
Department of Correction

April 27, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 20, 2012

Rest in peace, you are missed..

Cpl/2 Thomas Rhoades
Delaware State Police

June 19, 2012

Rest in Peace, Corporal Shea. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

while it has been quite some time since i have visited this page, i am humbled by the reflections that continue to be left for chris and our family...

thank you so much to each and every person who takes the time to leave a message, remember chris, or pray for our family...

7 years later...chris is still vital in our life...not a day goes by that we don't remember him or praise his name...our children are growing quickly, and he would be so proud of our 10 yro boy, and 8 yro girl...they truly are a reflection of his bright spirit...

chris, please continue to watch over us, and the citizens of DE...we love and miss you every day!...

RIP my sweet love!...


Susan C. Shea
Widow of Cpl. C.M. Shea

October 12, 2011

hello dude....

just dropping by to say happy belated birthday from the fowler clan....i am guessing you know by now that rob and i have a son, isaac....he was born 5 years after you were killed...he's a really cool would love him...

christopher is his junior Godfather....and he is SO proud of that...he takes his job very

just want you to know that we think about you and miss you all the time....
RIP Chris..... : (

Shannon Fowler

October 10, 2011

Mrs. Shea,
I sit here today reading about your husband and the reflections of many family friends and strangers...most importantly I have read your reflections - my first thought is how unfair for this lady and her children...Corporal Shea should be there with you and your children. I am so touched by yours and others words. I live in Lewes and remember this terrible day. I just wanted to let you know there are so many of us who are silent but ofter think of you and your family. Our names well they would not be one you would know. However, even today in 2011 we think of you - your children - your family and to Corporal Shea we say thank you and may God always wrap his arms around you. Mrs. Shea perhaps it is because it is close to Mother's Day that I just had to wish you well. Please know there are strangers who keep you and your children in their thoughts and daily prayers - God Bless your courage -


May 4, 2011

Remembering Susan and family 6 years later... still and always will!

Jennifer Aaron

July 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 18, 2010

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