Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Police Officer Joseph William Shinners

Provo Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Reflections for Master Police Officer Joseph William Shinners

My thoughts are with you and all of your loved ones. I know every day without you is hard on all of them. Continue to keep watch over them and protect them. Send them signs so they know you are near.

"Its so hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember."

Robert Gordon, Ret. DC, Riverside PD, IL
Father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 24, 2022

Thanks Joe for the biggest fish we caught in Fl this yr Jan 2021!! I know you sent the big bucks to the guys in 2019& 2020!! They are mounted on the wall & look spectacular!! The fish being 55” and 31 lbs I know was from you!! You are thought of everyday!! Forever in our ♥️

Mrs Cindy Shinners
Step mom to Master Officer Joseph Shinners EOW 1/5/19

February 1, 2021

Never Forget

Lieutenant Zach Adams
Herriman City Police Department

January 5, 2021

Rest In Peace thank you for your service

Nick mottola

August 21, 2020

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Joseph was killed in the line of duty.

To the Shinners family, fellow officers, and all who call Joseph, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I know that that you will receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Shinners gave to his community and the citizens of Utah and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 5, 2019.

Phyllis LoyaMom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 17, 2020

Rest in peace Master Officer Shinners.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2020

Joe I will never forget the first day I met you, you were 6 yrs old. You were very shy but it only took a few days and you and I became best friends! Of course feeding you yummy dinners and cookies for desert always helped, lol!! We had lots of fun camping, on the CarolynKay boating, and watching you wheel Barkley(dog) around in the cul-de-sac in the stroller all dressed up in a bonnet strapped in I will forever have that memory etched in my mind!! When your Dad & I got married and you were in the wedding I will never forget when you said to me “your not my mom, but I love you like one tho” I forever will have you in my heart you were a son to be proud of!! I am proud you are my Best Friend Forever!! Till we meet again......

Mrs Cindy Shinners
Step Mom

January 10, 2020

Jan 6 2020

Mrs Cindy Shinners
Step Mom

January 6, 2020

Joe, I miss you so!! It’s almost a year since I heard your voice, I study your photo and wish I could touch your hand! My heart is so broken ‘.. Kaylyn is so brave!! She misses you!! The boys are beautiful! Colton is a great baby! We are so blessed to have him!! Thank you for the gift of 2 beautiful boys!!! I am so heartbroken that they miss the opportunity to be with their fun, loving,adventurous dad!! Thank you for being a kind thoughtful loving son!! Your brothers miss you so much!! They had a great successful hunt this year!! Thanks for sending the big bucks their way!! There will be some nice bucks hanging in the camp!! Your brothers miss the campfire and you all sharing your cop stories!! So proud to be the mom of 3 fine police officers, and 1 cute daughter!! Please take good care of your sister! I miss her so much also!! You are missed and never forgotten the sacrifice that you made that night! I love you and Carolyn to the moon and back.. Til we meet again.... Love mom

Mom Kathleen Shinners
Provo police department

January 3, 2020

Thank you for your service!

Adult Probation and Parole Officer; Erie
Erie County Adult Probation and Parole

January 3, 2020

Joe, Its been awhile since we have spoken. I wish I could hear your voice! I study your photo and wish I could hug you! Kaylyn is being so brave! She is such a good kind loving mom! You did good choosing her to be the mother of your children!!Logan and Colton are beautiful little boys that are missing a fun loving dad! Thank you for helping your brothers with a good hunt!!! They miss you so much! The campfires and stories that are shared from each of you, for all your adventures being in law enforcement!! I never dreamed about meeting my hero, I raised mine!!! I am so blessed to have 3 brave honorable sons I call my hero’s.We all miss you so much! Poppy can’t wait to meet up with you!! Joe, we all miss you so much!! My heart is so broken, I miss you and Carolyn so much!!! Take care of your sister!!! I will keep a good eye on your sweet boys!! I will share some great memories with them about their fun, crazy, loving, adventurous dad!!! Love you Joe, to the moon and back! To infinity and beyond!! Until we meet again, Mom

Mom Kathy Shinners
January 1,2020

January 2, 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, I cannot help but think of how it began. Waking up to see your mother’s messages on my phone. “Katie, Joe’s been shot!” followed by “he’s gone!”

Even after almost year it doesn’t quite seem real.

This year, your name and image have been all over our department, but you, sadly, are no longer with us. We’ve watched Kaylyn’s amazing strength, we’ve met the second son you never knew you’d have, we’ve watched your mother’s heart break all over again as she buried her second child, and we now find ourselves in the middle of planning for National Police Week in Washington DC in an attempt to honor you and help heal.

It is as if there was what The Provo Police Department was like before January 5th and what it has been like ever since.

I worked with Joe. I rode along with him. He really was an amazing officer, a dedicated husband, a wonderful son, a fantastic brother, and an excellent father. Everyone who knew him, misses him more than words can say.

He was a hero in every sense of the word and as the saying goes, heroes never die.

3310 2J will always miss and love you Joe.
Take care.

Katie Rossiter
Provo Police

January 1, 2020

Peace and comfort to the family.

Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall by called the children of God.
-Matthew 5:9

Larry D. Sauer, Special Agent In-Charge, Iowa Division of C

December 29, 2019

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM F Kapusta (Retired)
Mohawk PD

December 23, 2019

Joey, thank you for a good hunt this year. Sorry we were so loud and smelly previous years. Your wit and presence were missed. You were such an honorable father, son, husband and friend. You can not be replaced. We all miss you so. We count the days until we will see you again. To the Jeeps we all have swamped.

Special Agent Joe Sullivan

December 14, 2019

Police Officiers in America have a very hard Job.
I live in Israel ouer Police is very strong here but are not in danger like US Police Officiers.
In the States everybody have a Gun that makes the Job for Police Officiers very dangerous.
Police Officier Joseph William is a victim of the Gun Law in America.
I hope that one day only Police Officiers in the States will be allowed to wear and use Guns.
Hope you will have it good in heaven.
God will take care of your Son and Wife.
God Bless America and take care of all Police Officiers in America.

Rami Vilim

Rami Vilim Stg.
Rami News

November 1, 2019

You are a true hero, my little brother... Thank you for serving! We got it from here. See you on the other side

Sgt. S. A. Mohamad
Texas Police Officer. 18 years

October 4, 2019

To Mrs. Shinners and son,

I am sorry for the loss of your husband/father. I wanted to share a sentiment that was on a card I got when my brother was killed in the line of duty, I hope it helps in some small way. "When you are sitting there going about your day and the memory of a loved one who has passed away comes slipping into your mind, that is their way of letting you know you are still connected." You both, and all Officer Shinners' entire family and co-workers, are in my thoughts and prayers

Angela Larson

August 21, 2019

Another HERO

Lisa B.

July 8, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss

Jacqueline rebel
Arizona department public safety

June 22, 2019

To the family and friends of Officer Shinners, May God Bless you all with Peace, Hope and Comfort. I am so sorry for your loss.

Surviving Wife of Lt. Kevin Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

May 20, 2019

Rest In Peace brother, you stood an outstanding watch and are an example to all. I am proud of you and who you are. Joe you are a true hero to our family, and to all you served. Love you brother your greatly missed by so many.

Detective Michael Shinners
Haverhill (MA) Police Department

May 6, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

Officer Shinners,
Sir, would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Provo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 8, 2019

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Officer Shinners, may God bless you and keep you. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the Provo Police Department. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother. Please know that you and your service will never be forgotten. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother as we remain Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen. We have the watch from here.

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

February 7, 2019

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