On June 20, 2010, Officer Craig Shaw was shot and killed after responding to a shooting call at a local apartment complex in which a man had just been murdered. After arriving at the scene he and other officers began searching for the suspect. As the officers approached the man he suddenly turned and opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Shaw. Another officer returned fire and killed the suspect.
City Marshal Peter Monroe Solomon
End of Watch: November 2, 1912
On November 2, 1912, Lancaster City Marshal Peter (P.M.) Solomon and Deputy Tom Ellis boarded a southbound Interurban Train in Lancaster after being summoned by the conductor in reference to a drunken passenger. Once the train started, the drunk became unruly and was arrested by Solomon. The three exited the train at the Valley View Station to catch a northbound train back to Lancaster. As Marshal Solomon stepped out to flag down the northbound train with his hat, he was struck by the train and killed.
Police Officer's Prayer
"Lord, I ask for courage, courage to face and conquer my own fears, courage to take me where others will not go. I ask for strength, strength of body to protect others, strength of spirit to lead others. I ask for dedication, dedication to my job to do it well, dedication to my community to keep it safe. Give me Lord, concern, for all those who trust me, and compassion for those who need me. And please, Lord, through it all, be at my side."