Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Shawn Barrington Silvera

Lino Lakes Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, September 6, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Shawn Barrington Silvera

So proud of Jennifer and Jordan, LEU ride 2022!

Never forgotten.

Till we meet Shawn, Stevo

Steven G Lindemer
Forest Lake, MN
Proud to be an LEU and all officers Supporter.

May 12, 2022

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)

September 6, 2020

You are not forgotten.


July 25, 2018

It is hard to believe so much time has passed..

Sgt. Lance Beardsley
Wyoming, MN Police Department

September 9, 2017

Miss you Shawn. I saw Jordon a while ago. He is so big! God bless you brother

Officer Billy Hammes
Coon Rapids PD

June 23, 2017

I remember that night so well and how sad it was although I did not know Officer Silvera. I cried when I watched the news realizing I had been stuck in the traffic on the Lake Drive Bridge because of the traffic controls and never knew what it was all about. To know that someone intentionally took a Police Officer is unforgivable. I am sorry but 42 years is not enough time for intentionally murdering anyone let alone the officers that serve our country. May Officer Silvera rest in peace and shine on in our memories.

Betty Bailey
Lexington Citizen

September 10, 2016

Thinking of you sir. Thank you for your dedication to protect and serve. Sending caring thoughts of peace to your family and colleagues.

Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/11

August 30, 2016

I miss you brother. We all miss you. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Mike Rumpsa
Lino Lakes

February 19, 2016

I can't believe 10 years have gone by..

Sgt. Lance Beardsley
Wyoming, MN Police Department

September 6, 2015

What a blessing to meet your dear mother today through the MN Chapter of COPS. I will keep you in my prayers. Give my brother a hug for me. Your service will never be forgotten.
Ellen Dinwiddie Smith

Surviving sister of Killeen (Texas) Police Detective & Swat Team Member Charles “Chuck” David Dinwiddie #cd63. EOW 5/11/14.

February 22, 2015

Thinking of your family and dear mother whom I have met as another year is soon to pass. Hoping cherished memories provide some comfort and peace. Thank you Officer Silvera for your dedication to serve and protect. Heroes are never forgotten.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, E.O.W. 3/20/11

August 24, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement and the public that you served. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 6, 2013

You are not forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

- 2G21


September 6, 2012

Its almost been seven years since our lives changed. Not a day goes by that I don't wish that we could turn back the hands of time and you and I could have been somewhere else. We celebrate your life and we were so lucky to have you in our lives.

Sgt. Mike Rumpsa
Lino Lakes Police Department

August 24, 2012

I was searching for images of the LLPD patch and one of the first things I saw was a picture of you. It was then I paused to remember the good times we had talking on the phone when you would call for different things or the discussions we had when I rode with LLPD.
Hope your taking cares of things upstairs and continuing with your lifes work. We all miss you and love you brother! Take Care!

Dispatch Supervisor Todd Messer, #2807
Anoka County Central Communications

December 19, 2011


We had a somber conversation about you yesterday at roll call. We all shared our memories of that day. I felt the emotion as if it was yesterday. Although we only crossed paths a few times, your death defined my young career. The tragedy of that day, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Officer Jacobson #120
Centennial Lakes Police

September 8, 2011

I can't believe it has been 6 years since I last spoke to you, I miss you so much Shawn. I know you are watching over all of us. Your children are beautiful, your wife is amazing. I love you Shawn.
Your "little" sister.


September 6, 2011

6 years ago today. I still remember it like it was yesterday. We will never forget you. And sending hugs to all who love and miss you today and everyday.


September 6, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer and the kids today. I'm so sorry Shawn was taken from you much too soon.

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown


September 6, 2011

I had the honor of volunteering at the Shawn Silvera Run this past weekend. Shawn's wife, Jennifer and their families put on an absolutely fabulous event and it was so wonderful to see so many people come out to honor Shawn' memory and all that he stood for during his short time on this earth. Shawn, you are very loved and deeply missed. I am sorry that I never had the privilege of meeting you

Jackie Bergeron
Sister-In-Law of Maplewood, MN Sgt. Joseph Bergeron EOW 5-01-10

August 29, 2011

Shawn- Missing you lots today! I wish we would have had more time, I had so much to still learn from you. I love you!


August 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Uncle Bobo. Missing you all the time. Throw the frisbee for Cosette, would you?


March 7, 2011

Happy birthday Shawn. You are still very much missed.


March 7, 2011

It was an honor and privilege to call Shawn a friend. Even though your time on earth was cut short, the impact you left on everyone's lives that you touched can not be measured.

Shawn has inspired me to do more with my life personally and beginning Jan. 2011, I will be going to the police academy and answering the call to serve. If I am 1/10 the man and officer Shawn was, I will consider myself lucky.

Thank you for your service, sacrifice and inspiration. You'll never be forgotten.

Tony Johnson

November 25, 2010

Another year has passed and he is still remembered.
I know the tears still flow and the hurt is still there, but one day all of that will be made right when you see him again.
God bless.
Lorraine Bond


September 9, 2010

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