Remembering a Fallen Officer

By Max Resnik

November 12, 2010 Updated Nov 12, 2010 at 7:25 PM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of Kosciusko County Sheriffs Sergeant Jeff Shaw.

Fellow officers, family and friends gathered today in Warsaw on Main St. to commemorate Shaw with a memorial. Officers from the sheriff’s department spoke of a quiet man who never complained about the duties he was assigned. They spoke of a man with a passion for the job and one who handled it with honor.

Friends also noted how quiet Shaw was. They told stories of a rye sense of humor. He was a man who gave advice and one officer described Shaw as a man who wanted to be a tough guy but was really a teddy bear.

Shaw’s widow, Angie Shaw, told stories of an amazing father who devoted his days to spending time with the kids. She said the kids meant everything to him.

The money raised for the monument came from car decals sold by the sheriff’s department. It was the community who bought those decals and it was the community who paid for the monument.

Community support could not be understated today. Angie says that whenever she is in town, folks always come to pay their respects and ask how she and her children are.

Also evident today was the brotherhood that comes with being in law enforcement. Police officers came from all over Northeast Indiana today to pay their respects.

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