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New Kensington Police Dept. Patch
Resided: Lower Burrell PA, USA
Born: Dec. 30, 1991  
Fallen: Nov. 17, 2017
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 25 yrs. of age
Dept: New Kensington Police Dept. - PA
301 Eleventh Street  
New Kensington, PA   15068   USA
County: Westmoreland
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 29
On The Job: 3 years
Bio: Brian David Shaw was born Dec. 30, 1991, in Pittsburgh, to Stephan A. Sr. and Lisa J. Kristofik Shaw, and has been a lifelong resident of Lower Burrell. Brian was a 2010 graduate of Burrell High School and attended Slippery Rock University where he was the place kicker for four years.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, and then graduated from Allegheny County Police Academy. He worked as a police officer for the New Kensington Police Department and had previously worked East Deer, Frazier and Cheswick police departments.

He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and the F.O.P. Lodge 39. He enjoyed working out, soccer, football, hunting, playing with his dogs, Satie Mae and Gus, and was a fan of all sports. He will always be remembered for his charismatic, outgoing personality and addictive smile.

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Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: Rahmael Sal Holt :: Black / Male - 29 years old
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Location:   New Kensington, PA   USA   Fri. Nov. 17, 2017
Summary: Officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm.

The driver fled on foot during the stop, then opened fire on Officer Shaw as he pursued him. Although he was wearing his vest, Officer Shaw was fatally wounded in the chest during the foot pursuit. The subject fled the scene but was arrested on November 21st, 2017.

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