Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

City Marshal W. R. Shaver

Boley Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, August 14, 1905

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Reflections for City Marshal W. R. Shaver

Who would've thought that nearly 100 years later another family member would heroically and selflessly give of himself in the line of duty like you did in the name of public safety. God Bless you, your great-great grandson Officer Gray and your entire family, and 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 14, 2020

I’m the great granddaughter of W.R. Shaver , his daughter is my Grandmother , my Grandmother left Boley and move to New Mexico she married my grandfather John Quash Johnson , remembering going to Boley as a child to the Rodeo , we are the descendants of Seminole/ Creek Cooper Colored Indians , I have learn my family walk the trail of tears and was relocated there in Oklahoma , Shalom to the nation much love APTTMH

TJ
Family

June 23, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 15, 2020

W.R. "DICK" SHAVER:
Is my Great-great grandfather. My grandfather was Richard "Dick" Shaver of Tulare Ca.
Stephon Gene Gray is my younger brother who was killed in the line of duty as a Police Officer.
They were both mentioned in DC for National Police week and C.O.P.S ceremonies, on the same day in D.C.

ANDREW GRAY (Air Force Veteran)
Great-great grandson

August 31, 2019

W.R. Shaver was my wife's great grandfather. After I did rearch on him and presented my findings to the Boley police chief and legislators, highway 62 was remamed to the W.R. Shaver Highway. We also had his name placed on the fallen officers memorial wall in DC. The link goes to the photo taken during the highway name change. I am the big guy in the suite rear left. https://images.app.goo.gl/bAFFbXyXGRPNh1n1A

Family member
California

June 10, 2019

according to a reflection officers descendant Stephen Gray also killed Line of Duty
https://www.odmp.org/officer/17281-police-officer-stephan-gene-gray

T.F.
Researcher

April 27, 2019

My name Mary Ella Jackson and Uncle Dick was my great great uncle. My grandfather was John Shaver of Eufaula, Ok and Uncle Dick was his uncle, my mom Johnnie Mae Shaver-Jackson was Uncle Dick’s great niece. It is an honor to be related to such a legacy. I get emotional and smile every time I read about him. I too have heard stories about Uncle Dick from my grandfather “Big Papa” John Shaver as well as from his son Little John. It always made/makes me feel proud to be connected to this extraordinary man that I never knew but yet feel so connected to. I’m so glad that he finally got his props for his contribution to service and history. RIP Uncle Dick. With Love❤️

Mary Ella Jackson
Great Great Niece

August 1, 2018

HELLO SHAVER FAMILY MY NAME IS TEISHA AND I AM THE
( GREAT GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER)OF WILLIAM RICHARD SHAVER
(GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER)OF JACK SHAVER
(GRAND DAUGHTER)OF NANCY SHAVER GIVINGS
(DAUGHTER)OF FLOYD SHAVER
AND I JUST FOUND OUT A LITTLE OF MY FAMILY HISTORY AND I'AM TRYING TO FIND MORE
TODAY IS 09/22/2016
EMAIL ME AT :[email protected]
WITH ANY FAMILY NAMES BIRTH DATES DEATH DATES NAMES I SHOULD KNOW THE HISTORY DISPLAYED ABOVE IS BASICALLY ALL I KNOW I WAS RAISED IN CALIFORNIA BY MY MOTHER AND NOW CURRENTLY RESIDE IN OKLAHOMA CITY

TEISHA
GREAT GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER

September 22, 2016

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten!

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

August 14, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 108th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

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

February 21, 2013

It's good see all the memories and ackwlodgements about the First Black U.S. Marshall. As one of his granddaughters, I appreciate hearing the perspectives of other family and friends about a selfless person who gave his life while fulfilling his commitment to service. This example should be shared and remembered for our present and future children to emulate.

Nancy C. Shaver (Givings), daughter of Jack and Tennie (Thompson) Shaver, Grandaughter of W.R. and Lula (Price)Shaver.

Nancy S. Givings
Granddaughter

December 15, 2012

My name is Willa Shaver Roberts , Granddaughter of Will Shaver Brother of Richard Shaver, I was told stories of the incident in which Richard Shaver was killed by my father Everett Shaver. My family cherish this legacy. Would like to know more.

Willa Shaver Roberts
Great Neice

November 10, 2012

I just recently learned of my relation to W.R. Shaver, due to a needed conversation by his his grandson Jerry D. Johnson(My Grandfather), son of Sallie and Sandy Jonson(Daughter of W.R. Shaver) I am grateful and excited to be connected to such a wonderful man. His legacy will live on through myself and other generations to come. LOVE

Shanell (Johnson) Franz
Great Great Grand-daughter

July 28, 2011

**Thank you for the sacrifice Marshal Shaver**

I am pretty sure this was probably a great great great uncle. My dad was Will Shaver and was the son of John and Ella-Mae Shaver of Eufaula. My mother remembers stories told by "Big Poppa" about Dick Shaver.

Diane Shaver-Jamerson
Distant relative

May 18, 2007

I,Samuel Johnson of Plano, Texas , grandson of W.R. Dick Shaver, who is the father of my mother Sally Shaver who live and died in Boley Oklahoma of Natural causes.., would like to thank you for honoring My grandfather in a beautiful memorial. His name is where it truely belong with the many great fallen officer of our country, again thank you, Samuel Johnson

October 20, 2006

For years, I've heard the story of my great grandfather from my mother Sarah (daughter of Sam, son of W.R. Dick Shaver). My family is so proud to be a part of this wonderful legacy.

Thank you so very much!

Donna K. (Perry) Hill
great granddaughter

September 30, 2006

While in Washington DC for National Police week and C.O.P.S. convention where we were there as our nephew, Officer Stephon Gray was being honored we discovered that W.R. Shaver, his great great grandfather, was also being honored. It was a very spiritual and special that both relatives were honored at the same time even though their deaths were 100 years apart. Both were special men.

Geraldine Shaver & Tony Jones
Great granddaughter

August 22, 2006

this man was a good man i would her stories on my great great grandpa how he was a good man and he searved his country

odessa dunn

January 22, 2006

It's been 100 years since my grandfather passed, but we still love him. The Shaver Family

REV. JESSE G. SHAVER

December 10, 2005

100 years ago today brother and still remembered....Thank you!

patrol

August 14, 2005

No officer should be without a reflection. Thank you City Marshal Shaver for the ultimate sacrifice for your fellow man. Your heroic deed has not been forgotten.

911 telecommunicator
lycoming county 911

January 9, 2005

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