Condolences pour in on social media for slain New Kensington officer Brian Shaw
Condolences were streaming in on social media Saturday to the New Kensington Police Department and the family of slain Officer Brian Shaw.
Among them was the Pittsburgh Penguins, who observed a moment of silence at PPG Paints Arena before Saturday night's game with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Before tonight's game, the Penguins held a moment of silence in honor of fallen police officer Brian Shaw. pic.twitter.com/xzHnic7hC1— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) November 19, 2017
Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin expressed his sympathies.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Brian Shaw and the entire New Kensington Police Department. So sad. RIP.— Mike Tomlin (@CoachTomlin) November 18, 2017
Law enforcement agencies from near and far were sending well wishes.
Thoughts & prayers are with the officer, his family & friends & New Kensington PD. Lest We Forget our Fallen Hero pic.twitter.com/xPDbu6GiYV— Scott Schubert (@PghPoliceChief) November 18, 2017
Shaw, 25, was shot during a traffic stop on Leishman Street about 8:10 p.m. Friday. The gunman has not yet been caught, and the manhunt continues.
Pres. Neri issued the following: "Our hearts are heavy today as we grieve the loss of Brian Shaw. He's a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice. We'll forever honor his bravery and dedication. We join with the entire New Kensington community in mourning the loss of Patrolman Shaw."— PA FOP (@PA_FOP) November 18, 2017
Thoughts and prayers going out to the members of the New Kensington Police Department and to the family and friends of Patrolman Brian Shaw. pic.twitter.com/rjtLai2TOU— AlleghenyCountyDA (@AlleghenyCoDA) November 18, 2017
Shaw was a 2010 graduate of Burrell High School. He played soccer and was Burrell High School's football kicker in 2009-10, his senior year. He had a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Allegheny County Police Training Academy in 2014.
Our hearts are broken this morning as we mourn the loss of former Rock football player Brian Shaw, who was killed last night while serving as a police officer in New Kensington. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shaw family and The Rock football brotherhood.— Rock Athletics (@Rock_Athletics) November 18, 2017
Messages came from across the country, from New England to Reno to Montreal, where sympathies were expressed in both English and French.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of New Kensington Police Department Officer Brian Shaw who died in the line of duty last night. His sacrifice shall not be forgotten.^CC pic.twitter.com/AvWZfShGnc— Police Montréal (@SPVM) November 18, 2017
Rest in peace Officer Brian Shaw. Ofc. Shaw was shot and killed on a traffic stop.... https://t.co/8q0wj4apnB— Aransas Pass Police (@AransasPassPD) November 18, 2017
The members of Ramapo PD offer our condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Police Officer Brian Shaw... https://t.co/rsopuJBF6r— Ramapo Police Dept. (@Ramapo_PD) November 18, 2017