Sergeant Jeffery Bryant Shaw
Sergeant Jeff Shaw was killed on November 12, 2009 in an automobile accident on State Road 14 just west of County Road 100 East while responding to a call of juveniles playing in the roadway.
At approximately 2:40 p.m., the driver of a truck traveling eastbound on State Road 14 began to veer off the roadway. His truck crossed the center line as he over-corrected and struck Sergeant Shaw’s patrol car along the driver’s side. Both vehicles became engulfed in flames after the impact, leaving them nearly unrecognizable.
Sergeant Shaw was extricated by rescue personnel but was pronounced dead at the scene. A passer-by pulled the driver, who suffered minor injuries, from his truck.
Sergeant Shaw had served with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department for over 15 years. Sergeant Shaw began as a reserve deputy and then was hired as a jailer in 1994. He was hired as a road officer in 1997 and promoted to road Corporal and then road Sergeant in 2007. He was survived by his wife, 7-year-old daughter, 9-year-old son, two sisters, two brothers and parents.