Candlelight Vigil for Fallen Officer

By Jane Geelan-Sayres and Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Jun 24, 2010  |  Updated 11:24 PM CDT
Shaw vigil Thursday Night

Shaw vigil Thursday Night

Fallen Lancaster police officer Craig Shaw was honored on Thursday night with a candlelight vigil. Officer Shaw was killed in a gun battle Sunday with David O'Neal Brown Jr.,  the son of Dallas Police Chief David Brown. 

Shaw responded to a shots fired call before the volley of gunfire broke out. Another man, 23-year-old Jeremy McMillian, was killed prior to Shaw's arrival, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez said.

Mourners gathered near a Lancaster squad car which has since become a memorial to the officer on Thursday night.

"He came before us and said 'I want to serve, I want to do this job, I want to be a part of a greater good.' And Craig did that," said a fellow police Lt. Garland Wolf with the Midlothian police department.

Shaw's wake is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the funeral to follow on Saturday morning at 11. Both the wake and funeral will be held at Inspiring Body of Christ Church.

McMillian's family will hold a wake Thursday at 7 p.m.  His funeral is scheduled for Friday morning at The Potter's House.

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