New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw honored on U.S. House floor
Two congressmen from Pennsylvania honored slain New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, before the regular House session.
U.S. Reps. Mike Doyle and Rep. Keith Rothfus spoke about the Nov. 17 incident in which Shaw was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Both congressmen offered condolences to Shaw's family and community.
Doyle, D-Forest Hills, referred to Shaw as a “brave young police officer” who was “universally loved and respected.”
He said Shaw had wanted to be a police officer because he wanted to make a difference.
“I want my colleagues and the whole nation to know that he did,” Doyle said.
Rothfus, R-Sewickley, quoted a Bible scripture during his speech. He said the world needs more of the qualities that Shaw exhibited: authenticity and sincerity.
“Those virtues contributed to what New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein described as Brian's incredible passion for his work,” Rothfus said.
Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, email@example.com or on Twitter @emilybalser.