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

You will forever live on in our thoughts and your family will always be in our prayers.


April 1, 2008

officer shelton , you live in the hearts of many......your brothers and sisters of the thin blue are saddened today as one year has passed . may your family know that you are not forgotten........thank you for sharing the thin blue

officer val pickens
b'ham pd /b'ham , al

April 1, 2008

One year later, and we have not forgotten...We will never forget.


March 31, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and close friends as the one year mark arrives. Continue to keep watch over all of them and protect them from harm. Your memory will live on forever as you are a true hero. I ask that your fellow officers in blue never let your name be forgotten for you are a true hero.

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

March 30, 2008

The fact that the suspect has 5 prior convictions of violents assaults against officers tells me that not only should he be charged with murder but so should our judicial system. My heart goes out to the family of Officer Shelton. May you all find peace in knowing that Officer Shelton will always be remembered a hero and is much appreciated for his dedication to making this a better place to live.


January 16, 2008

This is to the friends,family,and co-workers. I just wanted to let you know that these guys are still not and will never be forgotten. I left a reflection before after the incident but tonight I read a poem about 2 officers that were killed. It brought back alot of pain and sorrow for me but it also brought back good memories of all the people that stood along the roadway during the funeral procession and supported those that were morning the lose of 2 fellow brothers in blue. Just wanted to get that off my heavy heart.

Officer Hager
Mount Holly

January 14, 2008



January 12, 2008

Several months have passed since the tragedy but I want you to know that you are not forgotten. We think of you every day. Today is Christmas Eve and I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. Your family will always be in my prayers but today especially. You were a co-worker, friend but most importantly you were a brother to me. We miss you… and thank you for all you have done for us!

Officer D. Decker
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

December 24, 2007

I pray for you and your family as I pray for all officers - asking for protection and giving my gratitude. THANK YOU for all you did and all you still stand for. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, nor was it in vain.

Sarah, Civilian
Wife, Raleigh PD

November 28, 2007

To Officer Jeff Shelton:

I wanted to say that I will never forget your sacrifice you and your brother, Officer Clark have made. I pray for you and your family, hoping they can find comfort and strength as we continue on.

Patrolman Brian Quinn
Bethlehem PD

November 23, 2007

Jeff, You were a funny, happy, and strong man. My husband looked up to you and talks about all the fun times ya'll had together in the academy. I am so sorry that this happened to you and Officer Clark. You did not deserve this, no one does, but you died doing what you loved and what you were passionate about. You were a great police officer and even though alot of people don't realize or appreciate what you did or what you gave up everyday or the mental struggles that you went through, there are alot of us out here that know and understand and realize how strong, brave, and wonderful you have to be to do the job you did, and you DID IT WELL!!! Thank you for giving you all for others. You will always be remembered and you will always be loved!!! We will see you again someday soon! We Love and Miss you Jeff!!! God Bless. (Anyone reading this, next time you see a Officer, think of Jeff and Sean...and THANK THEM for going out everyday and putting their life on the line for YOU!!!)

Civilian, Tabitha
Wife of Officer

November 17, 2007

It's been just a bit over six months now, Jeff, and we still miss you...a lot! Not a conversation goes on where we don't mention you or Sean. I don't know that things in C-2 or D-3 will ever get quite back to normal, but I think it's awesome the legacy that you both left and how we now talk about you both with such honor to your service and your personalities. I've always loved the verse from the Bible: Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends (John 13:15). But I now think of you every time I see or hear it because you exemplified this 100%. We miss you brother, but don't worry, we still got it. Hoorah.

Officer Chad Strong
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

October 15, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Shelton, especially his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Jeff, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Jeff's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jeff's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jeff will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Shelton, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been four years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 13, 2007

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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 9, 2007

Thanks to all those who serve us with such bravery and dedication. There is no nobler profession than that of a Policeman, sworn Law Enforcement and dedicated to protect and serve us all. God Bless them for their selfless tasks and protect them and keep them safe until they are called home.

Margaret S. Hood

July 12, 2007

Dear Jeff,

I am truely sorry for what you had to give up in order for those to move on.Everyday you and your family are in our thoughts and in our prayers.I still have a terrible habit to refering you as "My Rookie". All I ask is that God comforts you and keeps you safe. MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU AND THE WIND ALWAYS BE AT YOUR BACK, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.You are truley missed.

Levett Family- CMPD Officer
Officers Wife

July 1, 2007

I didn't know this officer but my heart goes out to him and his family. May GOD bless you and keep you.

Deputy Sheriff Smith
Dallas County Sheriff Department

May 30, 2007


Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J. Lane, EOW 5/30/03

May 28, 2007

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

May 16, 2007

Rest in Peace Ofc Shelton. My prayers are with your family, friends, and co-workers.

Traffic Officer Daniel Flores
Ahoskie Police Dpt

May 16, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside, Ca PD

May 13, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrafice while serving and protecting the community. Watch over the rest of us while we work to make this world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

My sympathy goes out to the shelton family. I would alway see jeff out walking the dog or running and he would always stop to talk. I will always remember those day. He was a good man and will be greatly missed.

clint fraley

May 4, 2007

This is to my brother and good friend Jeff,
Jeff it was an honor to work with you. I enjoyed every call for service that we ever went on together and felt a little more confident every night I heard your voice on the radio when I worked. You were by far one of the best officers I have ever worked with. I will work every night to preserve your honor and the honor of Officer Clark. Both of you made the ultimate sacrafice and for that I am honored to have worked with you. My heart and prayers go out to your wife Jennifer and the rest of your family. I hope she knows that if she ever needs anything that she can ask myself of anyone in the department. Rest in Peace my brother, I will honor you in the best way I know how and that is to go out everynight and work with the enthusiasim that you worked with. I miss you and you will be in my heart forever.

Officer A. M. Riddle
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept.

May 3, 2007

I am so sorry for wht happend and my condelences to his family i live in california but went to charlotte north carolina to visit and all this happend i was at the funeral and i am very sorry he was a great police officer.

Edwin coreas
none student

May 2, 2007

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