Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ted Marvin Shinault

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Mint Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Ted Marvin Shinault

Rest in peace always and know 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 20, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Shinault.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 9, 2020

Ted, although we never met our professional roads are very similar. I'll do my best to honor your service by carrying the torch a little prouder while I have it. We've kept a good eye on the place and will keep it up until the next generation comes on duty. Thanks for your service and sacrifice to our nation. Thanks for paving the road for which I and my coworkers walk.

Officer J. Payne
US Mint Police

March 23, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 20, 2013

To Officer Ted M. Shinault, his family and his fellow officers with the United States Department of the Treasury-Mint Police:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Shinault‘s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Shinault and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 20, 2009

Thank you Officer Shinault for your service to the Dept. of Treasury and to your country. May your name and memory be everlasting.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

April 8, 2009

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 4, 2009

To the family and friends of Ted Shinault and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Ted's memory on the third anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Ted gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 20, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05


September 21, 2008

Sounds like you had an interesting life, it just ended too soon.
May the Lord Jesus comfort your loved ones. Thanks for your
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


July 20, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

TED,... I worked with you at FPS Denver. I remeber when I started you wanted to know how well I shot with the pistol. LOL.....the only reason you wanted to know is so you could stay TOP DOG. You will alway's be the TOP DOG! Rest easy my brother I'll put some down range for ya


October 1, 2007

My sympathies to Officer Shinault's family and colleagues.

SFC William L. Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret.

December 21, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 20, 2006

Officer - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers as they remember you on your 1 yr anniversary in Heaven..continue to watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit

September 20, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this first anniversary of your end of watch. I know the tears still flow from their broken hearts and that they think of you every hour of every day. Keep watch over them and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten as heroes never die.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 20, 2006

Officer Shinault, today marks one year since your passing. Reading the reflections left by co-workers at the Mint Police, it’s apparent you were a hell of a guy. May God watch over all who directly felt the pain of your loss and may they know, you never truly left them.

Continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 20, 2006

A job well done Ted. God sent you on a mission an you performed outstanding. You set the standard and all who knew you followed in your foot-steps. I was one of those admirers that followed in your foot-steps. Once I got out of the military I started as a contract security guards for FPS. I then went to Fitzsimmons Army medical center as a DOD police officer then on to the U.S. Mint police. You soon followed me after the many years of following you. Now you again hold a place for me to follow when my time is called. God Bless you Ted. Words can never express how much I will miss you. I will miss our duals of power was fun. Say a good word of two for me up there. Rest in peace buddy, you are gone, but not forgotten.


Ofc DeWayne S. Drumgole
U.S. Mint Police (HQs)

August 21, 2006

Ted, everytime I look at your photo, I can't believe your gone. You will be in our hearts and minds, forever.

Officer David Malota
US Mint Police

March 2, 2006

May God grant your family the strength to bear your loss,and brother I know you are in the light of the lord now.

officer Robert Badenhop

January 4, 2006

Ted always had a smile for everyone and always acted in a professional manner, he is and always will be missed here at his second home.
May god wrap you in his protective arms forever.

Bob Mateski
U.S.Mint - Denver

January 3, 2006

What a loss, You will be missed.

Officer Scott Parker # 202
Meridian Police Department, Texas

January 2, 2006

Words can not say enough but, we mourn another hero that has been taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time. Remember these few verses taken from the KJB. In I Samuel 20:3 it says, And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly [as] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, [there is] but a step between me and death. In John 3:17 it says, For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. And in Philippians 1:21 it says, 21 For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain.

Missionary Joe Taylor
Former Florida LEO/Missionary to Law Enforcement Officers

Joe Taylor (Former FL LEO)

December 31, 2005

I prayed today for Ted,his family and for all of us and our families. That in our time of sorrow we will find a peace and strength greater than our own to over come the heart ache and despair that tries to consume us. My heart goes out to Ted's wife and family. May God bless them. And may God's hand steer you all as we move through life every day to keep every one of us safe. I spoke too Ted every day I could. He was a pleasure to be around and a fellow motorcycle rider. He will be missed! R.I.P Ted. You will never be forgotten!

U.S. Mint Denver

December 30, 2005

My deepest condolences go out to the Shinault Family! I did not have the honor of knowing Ted personally but I feel like I did. May you Rest In Peace.....

Peter T. Simons
Denver Resident

December 30, 2005

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who unlocked your car after you accidentally locked the keys and your baby up at the mall.
I was the one who gave you a ride to the gas station when you ran out of gas on that back road.
I was the one who changed your tire because you couldn't figure out how to work the stupid scissor jack.
I was the one who directed you safely through that busy intersection when the traffic signals weren't working.
I was the one who gave you a jump-start after you left your lights on.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who found the item that identified the guy who raped your daughter.
I was the one who spent my days off in court to testify and help convict the man who beat your son so badly.
I was the one who located your grandmother in the woods that night when it was 22 degrees and she had wandered away from the nursing home.
I was the one who loaned you the raincoat the night we stood and watched your house burn.
I was the one who talked with you for two hours about your son running away from home.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who held your hand, wiped the blood out of you eyes, and calmed you down while the Fire Department cut you out of what was left of your car.
I was the one who called you at 2 a.m. to come pick up your 16 year old daughter because she had been drinking too much.
I was the one who knocked on your door at 4 a.m. to let you know your 16 year old daughter would never be coming home again.
I was the one who did CPR on your 3 year old after you found him in the pool.
I was the one who helped deliver your new baby when you didn't quite make it to the ER.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who got that snake out of your bathroom around midnight.
I was the one who got my knees and elbows scraped up fighting with the shoplifter with your carton of cigarettes.
I was the one who took your son for a "ride-along" so he could see what it was really like.
I was the one who gave you the right directions so you wouldn't miss that business meeting.
I was the one who stopped you to let you know your right rear tire was going flat.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who escorted your son's funeral procession from the church to the cemetery and cried behind my sunglasses because he was my friend, too.
I was the one watched over your place while you were on vacation.
I was the one who worked for you on Christmas Day so you could be off with your family.
I was the one who joked around with you after your truck got hit by a train and you walked away without a scratch.
I was the one was able to talk your husband into going into counseling with you.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who got shot when I pulled over a car for a traffic violation and the driver turned out to be an escaped convict who had sworn he would never go back to prison.
Oh, by the way, my memorial service is at 2 p.m.

Will you remember me now?

I will remember you!! RIP

Patrolman Jason Shelby
Lexington Police Department, TN

December 29, 2005

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