Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Shannon McDonald

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, October 22, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Shannon McDonald

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

January 18, 2022

I look at this entry every day. I remember you had this ODMP app on your phone and every time it sent its signal you took a moment to remember the brother or sister lost. You'd always say "we lost another one today". I still cannot believe the ODMP signal tones for you. You are honor and integrity and will never be forgotten. You live in the countless lives you touched and saved. You are my hero, my best friend and my love forever. You are my sunshine.

Cheryl Andrews McDonald
Widow of Sgt. Michael Shannon McDonald

January 12, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

January 9, 2022

Sergeant McDonald, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their son. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

January 8, 2022

Michael, you will always be missed! Job well done my friend! My sincere condolences to your wife and son who I know you’re loved very much!

Michelle Foltz
High school bud

January 6, 2022

Rest in peace.


January 6, 2022

RIP Sergeant McDonald. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Winston-Salem

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

January 5, 2022

McDonald family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Sgt. McDonald thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

January 5, 2022

"There are so many unsung heroes who have laid down their lives. We must never forget or miss an opportunity to recognize the heroes who labored and served among us. Sgt McDonald served our community for 25 years with professionalism and compassion. We honor the countless lives he touched and the impact he made during that time. Rest easy, brother."

Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough, Jr.
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, NC

January 5, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

January 5, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Michael Shannon McDonald and the extended law enforcement family of the Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina.

End of Watch Friday, October 22, 2021.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 4, 2022

Rest In Peace Sergeant Michael McDonald. May God watch over you, your family and all members of the Winston-Salem Police Department during this most difficult of times. Please know that Michael is in a much better place now. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

January 4, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

January 4, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Michael Shannon McDonald. Please know we are eternally grateful for Michael’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant McDonald, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Winston-Salem Police Department
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for Michael’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant Michael Shannon McDonald’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

January 4, 2022

Rest in peace Brother Michael, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD, Tulsa Police Department

January 4, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

January 4, 2022

R.I.P Sergeant Michael McDonald

Brian Molyneaux
citizen Toronto Canada

January 4, 2022

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 4, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 4, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

January 4, 2022

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

January 4, 2022

Thank you for your service,

Dmytro Goloborodko

January 4, 2022

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

January 3, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

January 3, 2022

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

January 3, 2022

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