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

I Well always remember your smile. God bless the Shinault family

Mary Ann Hernandez
United States Mint Denver

December 29, 2005

I am sorry to here of the loss of Officer Ted Marvin Shinault. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The world is a better place because of you. R.I.P.

Patrolman Mike Wilkins
Mayflower Police Department, AR

December 29, 2005

Ted, while on a mission to further the professionalism of our group, you were taken from us. I will always remember your"get the job done", no nonsense, good will, smile, sense of humor, and caring of others. I miss you my friend, brother and comrade. God Bless your family.



Lt Buck Rainey
US Mint Police, Denver, Co

December 28, 2005

rest in peace, from 1 armed forces veteran to another.


PCT "Rocky" Forbes
Communications Section, NYPD

December 28, 2005

To my Brother in BLUE, My deepest sympathy to your Family and Friends. Rest in Peace my Brother, You my have left us but YOU will Never be forgotten. You will Always be in my prayers. You are now one of GOD's Angels standing watch over all of us. Thank you for your friendship and memories Ted.......

Officer Bradley E. Stowe
US Mint Police

December 27, 2005

My heart goes out to your loved ones. Your service to your country shall not be forgotten and you shall live on in the hearts and minds of those you left behind.

God Bless, Brother and Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 27, 2005

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Shinault.

Denise Parker, wife of LEO

December 27, 2005

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family friends, and co-workers with the United States Department of Treasury - Mint Police are in my thoughts and prayers.

Officer D. Johns
Georgia State University Police Department

December 27, 2005

G-d Speed My Brother

odps Inv Unit

December 26, 2005

Rest in peace my brother. Your sacrifice and service will never be forgotten, rest, knowing all you have touched are thinking of you and your family. You will be missed.

Thomas J. Wohlrab
United States Mint-Headquaters, Wash.DC

December 26, 2005

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.

Be at peace Brother.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Shinault.

Ofc. Scott Bachman
Baltimore County (MD) PD

December 26, 2005

Rest in Peace Brother. We greatly appreciate your time, faithfuness and dedication to duty. Be assured your loved ones are never alone for we are but a phone call away if they need us.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

December 25, 2005

Your absence is felt and you are missed.

Officer Darryl W. Elliott
United States Mint Police

December 25, 2005

To my brother Ted

You pushed me when I need strength during the academy. Your leadership was inspiring to me. I enjoyed the times that we worked together and will cherish those memories always. Your family has but to call me if in need. You will remain in my family’s heart as I know you would do the same. I will miss you and that smile you always had for everyone. May God Bless you and keep your family safe. You will always be in our prays. Jose

Sergeant Jose E. Flores
United States Mint Police, San Francisco, CA

December 25, 2005

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you and your family always.

St. Louis City Police

December 25, 2005

Officer Shinault,
You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother !

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Ofc. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs OFfice, GRetna Police Dept.LA

December 24, 2005

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, & fellow co-workers of P.O. Ted Shinault. You're in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. I'd like to express my gratitude to all the brave men & women in law enforcement who continue to do their jobs protecting those in their communities everyday. May God watch over each & everyone of you and keep you safe.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

December 23, 2005

The most friendly and good hearted people that I have the pleasure to known. Every time I saw him he had a BIG smile on his face rain, snow or shine. A person that God had blessed me with as a friend.

Charles Martin
US Mint Denver

December 23, 2005

The policeman stood and faced 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 a badge
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 time 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 a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

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


December 23, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

December 23, 2005

Officer - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during these difficult times..please watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE..BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

girlfriend of a dpd
detroit, mi

December 23, 2005

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Ted Shinault as well as to the United States Department of the Treasury, Mint Police. Rest in peace Officer Shinault, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

December 23, 2005

Rest in peace, brother...

Ofc. K. Batchelor - motorscout
Homewood, AL PD

December 23, 2005

In Valor there is Hope. Rest in Peace.

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. PD

December 23, 2005

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for all you did for us all.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

December 22, 2005

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