Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Petty Officer Shaun Michael Lin

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Reflections for Petty Officer Shaun Michael Lin

There are no words to ease the pain the Lin families heart as they face this very difficult time, but may you know there are many prayers with you all. God bless you.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02


October 15, 2010

A great man has gone to clear a safe path for those of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the USCG. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steve Marshall
Washington, NH. Police Dept

October 15, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 15, 2010

Rest in Peace Petty Officer
May our God grant comfort and peace to you family
friends and co-workers.
Thank you for your service to our Great Country

R Eberhart Partner to Royce Anderson
EOW 10/26/81 HCSO Houston Tx

October 15, 2010

RIP Petty Officer Lin,

Thank you for your service, we've got the watch now.

Fair Winds and Following Seas brother...


October 15, 2010

Officer Lin,

Rest in peace.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto theft

October 15, 2010

Off Lin, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Department

October 15, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

October 15, 2010

You have served your nation and all of God's children in it with love, honor, dignity and integrity. As you see around you now, notice all of your new comrades are also honorable brothers and sisters in the badge from across our great nation and they to have paid the ultimate in their service. The brothers and sisters you have left behind will keep the memory of your name and your honor alive for years to come. They will also care for your family. God bless, rest in peace. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD,AZ State Chap. FOP

October 15, 2010

Thank you sir for your service.


October 15, 2010

Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

October 15, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Petty Officer Shaun Lin as well as to the United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement. Rest in peace Petty Officer Lin, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

October 15, 2010

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 15, 2010

On behalf of the 6,181 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Petty Officer Lin’s family as well as the members of the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

October 15, 2010

my prayers are with the family and friends RIP brother

Dispatcher Cullen Madlock
Magnolia Arkansas Police Department

October 15, 2010

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Petty Officer Shaun Lin. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of The United States will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIP Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

October 15, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

October 15, 2010

Its so hard to say goodbye to yesterday. God watches over those who cared for others. Go with God son your work is done here.


October 15, 2010

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

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

October 15, 2010

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 15, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Lin!
You will not be forgotten!
FACEBOOK salutes you!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

October 15, 2010

Petty Officer Lin, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

October 15, 2010

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Petty Officer Shaun Lin. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Petty Officer Shaun Lin and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 15, 2010

To the loved ones and friends of Petty Officer Lin,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Shaun.

Please know there are people you don't know that feel your pain as much as you do.

My prayers are with you.


Carole Moyer

October 15, 2010

From a former Coastie, fair winds and following seas to PO Lin on his final voyage. Our prayers are with his family.

Detective Jason Brown
St. Clair Shores (MI) Police

October 15, 2010

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