DeSoto Police, widow remember officer killed in line of duty

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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Posted on November 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM

LANCASTER - Tiwanda Shaw says not a day goes by she doesn't think about her husband, Officer Craig Shaw.
 
“Every day is a challenge and it doesn't get any easier," she said. "It gets harder every day."
 
The dedicated father of two was killed during a domestic violence call on Father's Day a year-and-a-half ago.
 
“He was a good person, not only when he was wearing his uniform, but he was a wonderful father and husband," the widow said. "He was so committed to his family."
 
Shaw was the first officer killed in the line of duty in Lancaster, but he also served on a regional SWAT team which included DeSoto police officers.
 
Police officer Heath Penwarden served with Shaw on the SWAT team.

"He was a brother in the career of law enforcement," Penwarden said. "We loved him deeply."
 
DeSoto Police honored him by making a donation in his name of more than $8,000 to the National Law Enforcement Memorial. The officers raised the money this year by hosting the Texas Police Games earlier this year.
 
Tiwanda Shaw tearfully watched and thanked the officers for not forgetting her husband.

"I am just very grateful for that, because Craig thought of them as a family," she said.
 
The money raised will go towards a museum to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.

E-mail rlopez@wfaa.com

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