Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Robert Shane Wilson

Doraville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, November 14, 2011

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Reflections for Detective Robert Shane Wilson

It always saddens me to hear of another tragic death of a fellow officer. Thank you for your service may you rest in peace.


December 1, 2011

Thank you for your service and my prayers are with your family.

Retired Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

December 1, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

November 30, 2011

Rest in peace brother...

Det. Andrew Liakos

November 29, 2011

Dear Lord, please with your mighty hand, keep, and protect the loved ones, family, and friends of this Officer. Rest easy now my Brother in Law as your watch on this earth is now over.......

Sgt John L Gulledge (Ret)
Escambia County FL. Sheriffs Office

November 28, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, co-workers and friends. I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, duty and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

November 28, 2011

rest in peace brother in blue

Lt J.P.

November 27, 2011

Shane, I miss you terribly. You'll always be in my heart 'cuz that's where I keep my valuables. Thank you.


November 27, 2011

Thankyou for your service, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times.


November 26, 2011

I was viewing the Officer Down Page and was so shocked to see you here. I worked with you from time to time while I was assigned to our Atlanta Office. I can still remember your face and you walking around in the SWAT trailer behind Doraville PD. You have left a lasting impression on those who have met and worked with you. God Bless this family

Former Atlanta Police Detective

November 25, 2011

I was introduced to Shane a couple years ago by my granddaughter, Katy. As they dated, my wife and I had several more occasions to get to know and love him. I have to say that he was always such a gentleman and we grew to love him just as Katy. We attended his wedding in Las Vegas only a couple months ago.

Shane was an awesome police officer and gentleman, who will surely be missed by his fellow police officers in Doraville, Ga. , his family, friends and the community he served.

Now we have to honor him by supporting his wife Katy Darby Wilson. I know I'm not a police officer, but I just had to say what is in my heart. RIP Det. Robert Shane Wilson.

Calvin Shepherd
Grandfather of Shane's Wife, Katy

November 24, 2011

I knew Shane when was about 8 years old and saw him grow up by way of a personal friend of mine. His step-father and wife are personal friends of mine today . I gave Shane his first rifle as a birthday present when he became of age to own one. His step-father has told me of his very accomplishments ever since.

I made Shane his first nametag when he became a law enforcement officer with Doraville Police Department.

Shane will be missed by his new wife, his son, his mother, step-father, father, sister , myself and many, many other officers and friends that he has met over the years.

Ret. Sgt. Bob Kaufman
Personal friend & Fulton Co. Sheriffs Off.

November 24, 2011

Our deepest condolences to the dear family, friends, and fellow officers at Doraville Police Department. God Bless Shane for his service and the sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace dear brother, Hero's are never ever forgotten.

Ret. Sgt. Jim May
CMPD Charlotte, North Carolina

November 23, 2011

Another senseless death of one of Americas finest due to alcohol.god bless the family, friends & the Department of this true American heri!

Mother of a Sergeant

November 23, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

November 22, 2011

It always saddens me to hear of another tragic death of a fellow law enforcement officer. Thank you for your dedicated service and may you rest in peace.


November 21, 2011

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his 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 badges
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 times 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 silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

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

Rest in Peace Shane...

Ofc. T. Blackwell
Doraville Police Dept.

November 21, 2011

Shane, I miss you so much. I woke up thinking of you and your family and I lost it... again. You would laugh at how 'bipolar' I have been. I love you Shane... but I know you knew that because every time you would tell me that, I would respond "I love you too Crazy". :) It's been so heart-wrenching knowing you wouldn't be at work and when I heard "409... 10-42", I nearly passed out. Never saw this coming Shane. I know there were people who knew more of you, family who knew you forever and are having the worst time dealing with such a huge lost, that I feel so selfish for grieving so erratically and so excessively...still I feel broken somehow. There were parts of yourself that you shared with me, that I know were just with me and that makes me smile. I feel so selfish and so enraged that you are gone. If nothing else, I know that you know that you are loved. Even as I sit here crying, I know that you know I will never forget you Shane. I will never forget your smile, your laughter or your sarcasm. I definately will not forget your sense of humor. So, always remember "I love you too Crazy"... and rest in peace! My condolences go out to your family and loved ones including your DPD family. I can't imagine the level of pain your mother is going through but she is the most blessed because she has the most memories of you and she's had you the longest. I hope that comforts her one day. I miss you Shane. Your Friend Always, Tracey...

Ofc. T. Blackwell

November 21, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Detective R. Shane Wilson. Thank you for your service. God speed brother.

Master Patrol Officer William R. Moore
Riverside Police Department, Missouri

November 21, 2011

For Detective R. Shane Wilson:

The law officer is at risk both on-duty and off when taking action to keep his jurisdiction safe. We regret learning that our brother Shane has encountered the ill-fate of having his life taken from him while in the process of doing his sworn duty and for the benefit of others. We now rely upon the criminal justice system to bring about a fair disposition in this case.

We pray for Shane's family, friends, co-workers, and all who care about him. May they be ready to support one another in the days ahead.

We are proud to render a salute to Detective R. Shane Wilson, a soldier-of-the-law.


Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 20, 2011

To the family and friends of this officer,
It saddens me to hear about of his passing. We here in my hometown of Grenda, Ms know what all of you are going through right now. We lost a very loved policeman on October 7, 2011. I know that your officer and family member will be truly missed especially with the holidays coming up. It is never easy to loose a loved one but we know that we are a little safer here on earth with all the policemen that we have up there in Heaven watching over us down here. I will certaintly put all of you on my prayer list. May the Lord hold you in his hands during this time in your lives.

Tammy Jordan
Mississippi citizen

November 20, 2011

Truly saddened to learn of Shane's death. I hope it will bring some measure peace to all those who knew and loved him that he will be forever honored by the Doraville Police Department.

SLB / OPS Section
Lee County Public Safety

November 20, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother. My prayers go out to your family and loved ones.

OFC. Burns
Bureau Of Prisons

November 19, 2011

Love and thanks to all who have written such kind and inspirational words for my son Shane. He was all you have described and more! Shane's mother and I are devastated by his passing!
Shane, we are so proud of you as a son, husband, father, brother and as police officer. Know in you heart we will always love you and cherish the time God gave us with you. Do not worry about your son Liam, we will always be here for him and your wife Katy. Our eternal love!!

Jim Hanson, Captain (retired)
Stepfather, Dekalb Co. GA PD

November 18, 2011

God has received an honorable, loving, devoted and a brother of deep integrity with your attival in His kingdom. Your work here will always be remembered with gratitude and loving respect by all for years to come. Those brothers and sisters left behind will care for your famil and keep our memor alive for years to come. Rest in peace brother. In Christ.

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

November 18, 2011

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