Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jeff Shelton

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 1, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Jeff Shelton

Rest in peace hero! You will not be forgotten!

Wife of a NY State Trooper

April 6, 2007



April 6, 2007

Rest in peace brother. May the Lord continue to strengthen your family and all of the members of the Charlotte PD.

Brother in Blue
Dallas Police Department

April 6, 2007

So sad that your dream life could turn into such a
nightmare in a moment. Your sacrifice will not be
forgotten by those who knew you and those who didn't.

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!

With love from one coast of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

April 6, 2007

Officer Shelton,
Nothing can ease the pain that we all feel to lose a brother officer. Our heart's and prayer's go out to your wife and family. Even thou we did not know you, you and your family are still part of our family. You are and always will be a true hero. You can rest easy for you are one of God's angle's. All your fellow brother's and sister's wearing the badge honor, respect and miss you. You may be gone but your are NEVER forgotten!!! May you rest in peace.
The Hernandez Family

escambia county s/o fl

April 5, 2007

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept. and the families of the fallen Officers. The following letter was sent to me by a friend before this tragic accident because my son-in law and daughter are both with Matthews and Charlotte departments.
What Is A Policeman Made Of?
Paul Harvey in one of his columns asked the question, "What are Policemen made of?" A policeman is a composite of what all men are. A mingling of saint and sinner, dust and deity. Cold statistics focus on the stinkers--Underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are news. What that really means is that they are exceptional; they are unusual; they're not commonplace. Buries under the froth is the fact: less than half of one percent of policemen misfit that uniform. That is a better average than you would find among clergymen.
"What is a policeman made of?" Paul Harvey asks. He of all men is at once the most needed and the most unwanted. He is a strangely nameless creature who is "sir" to his face and"fuzz" behind his back. He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won. But if he hurries, he is caleless; if he is deliberate, he is lazy. He must be first into an accident and infallible with a diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints, and above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp or expect to be sued.
The police officer must know every gun draw on the run, and hit where it doesn't hurt. He must be able to whip two men twice his size, half his age, without damaging the bully. A policeman must know everything and not tell. He must know where all the sin is, but not partake. A policeman must, from a single human hair, be able to describe the crime, the weapon, and the criminal, if he is lucky; if he doesn't he is a dullard. Dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull; if he doesn't, he is a dullard.
The policeman must chase bum leads to a dead end, stake out 10 nights to tag one witness who saw it happen, but refuses to remember. He runs files and writes reports until his eyes ache and builds a case against some fella who will get dealt out by a shameless shamist or an honorable judge who isn't.
A policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentlemen. And of couse, he'll have to be a genius, for he'll have to feed the family on a policeman's salary!!!!!!!

God Bless all of you that protect us every day. My sincere thanks and sympathy for your loss. Jane Thomas

Jane Thomas

April 5, 2007

Rest in peace, Warrior...

Special Agent #1393
State of North Carolina

April 5, 2007

Rest in Peace brother.....prayers to both families.

Officer D.M. Horton
Durham Police Dept.

April 5, 2007

Thank you for your service to your department and the citizens of Charlotte. Last week, South Carolina lost two officers on a domestic call and this week, North Carolina lost two.

PSO C.W. Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

April 5, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Sr. Capt. Yates
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

April 5, 2007

I was heartbroken on Sunday morning, when I woke and heard the news of this terrible tragedy. I extend my deepest sympathy to the family and fellow officers of Officer Shelton. It is obvious to anyone who has followed the coverage on this case, that he was a well-respected individual. It is so unfortunate that this happened to such an individual. As with all men and women who put their lives on the line for us everyday, he will be remembered for his bravery and courage. To Officer Shelton and his family: You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the future.

Resident of Gastonia, NC

April 5, 2007

Somehow words ring hollow at a time like this. But please know, many of us shed tears for the family's loss of Jeff Shelton, a fine young officer, son and husband. Please accept my hearfelt condolances to the family.

My warmest regards and thanks to all the fine people serving in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

M. Smith - Dep. Sheriff - Retired

April 5, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Shelton, as well as the brotherhood of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. May you rest in eternal peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

April 5, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Clark, as well as the brotherhoof of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. May you rest in eternal peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski

April 5, 2007

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! May God comfort you all in your time of grief. It is just SO sad that things like this happen. And it affects so many people who didn't even know him or Officer Clark personally. God be with you!


April 5, 2007

Rest in peace, brother, we'll take it from here.

UNC Charlotte Police Department

April 5, 2007

I never knew you, but I have read many great things about you, it is a shame we lost such a good member of our community. You will forever be remembered as a "HERO". Thank you for your selfless acts, and for protecting our community. Your family will be in our prayers. I know I speak for Charlotte as a whole in saying you will be missed. Go rest high Officer, Your work here is done.

Jeffrey Smith
Citizen of Charlotte, NC

April 5, 2007

We, as citizens, thank you for being there to protect everyone with no discrimination. We thank God for your services to everyone. You are truly dedicated men and women who emdanger your lives every day for our safety. We are saddened for your families and friends and coworkers. Our prayer is for God's blessings and love to see you through this time of grief.

John and Shirley
Live in NC

April 5, 2007

Our prayers go out to your family, Infinite thanks for the great sacrifice that you have made, God has called home another soldier, We thank you for all you have done. Goodnight,

The Morris/Cole/Haughton family

Concerned Citizen

April 5, 2007

May god bless and comfort his family.

Sgt. DW Smith
York County Sheriff's Office S.C.

April 5, 2007

The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf. -Shakti Gawain

Officer Shelton -- The sacrifice you made for your community will never be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Officer Shelton -- It is heartbreaking that you lost two heros in one incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

April 5, 2007

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & our comfort is the reassurance that He will judge the guilty.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 5, 2007

I had the honor and privilege of serving with Jeff as his supervisor for several years while on 3rd shift in David One. Jeff was a real police officer, he was a natural. I can still see Jeff arriving for his shift with an upbeat, "hey sarge, how's it going" and always with a smile. Jeff made friends with everyone, a breathe of fresh air. Jeff would volunteer for any assignment even if it was less than desirable.
He always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to catch a suspect. When an APB was broadcast to look for a certain suspect, I would always check the lineup to see if Jeff was working and if he was, I would comment, "Jeff's working, he'll catch them".
An example of his dedication is when we were having a particular problem with a business being burglarized on a regular basis, Jeff made it his job to apprehend them. He would spend hours watching the business, not in his patrol car but under the bushes near the business in all types of weather.
If I were to pick anyone to go with me for a back-up, I would have chosen Jeff.
I will never forget the hours that we spent sitting in my office discussing anything...Family, Life, Work, etc.

Jennifer - My prayers go out to you and your family. Jeff loved you and shared this with me often. We love you and will continue to support you in anyway.

Jeff, It was a joy to have known and worked with you... you will never be forgotten.

Sergeant John Tegeler
Central Division
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.

Sergeant J.M. Tegeler
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept

April 5, 2007

Even though my career with the Charlotte Police Dept ended in 1974 I am and always will be a police officer and when this tragedy comes to vist I am as touched and disturbed as though I am still on duty with these two fine young men. My prayers are with the familes and all the officers of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept. May God recieve you both as the heros you are. God speed and we will see you again.

Rev. Dr. David C. Friddle,Sr


April 5, 2007

~ My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends & co-workers of Officer Jeff Shelton. A loss is very difficult, especially in someone so young. Remember, he will always be with you, no matter what. I will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Vita Rocco
City of Charlotte/Finance Dept.

April 5, 2007

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