Westmoreland 911 dispatchers mark ‘end of watch’ for fallen Officer Brian Shaw

November 22, 2017 GMT

A Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher read a somber message over the emergency band radio Tuesday night.

“End of watch, Nov. 17, 2017, at 20:07 hours. May Officer Shaw rest in peace and protect us from above.”

The “End of Watch” call honored fallen New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw, 25, who was shot and killed Friday night.

End of Watch calls are a traditional way for the law enforcement community to honor fallen members.

The call was transmitted just after 8:15 p.m.

Shaw was killed after chasing a suspect on foot after a traffic stop Friday night.

The suspect, Rahmael Holt, 29, of Harrison, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with murder of a law enforcement officer, murder of the first degree, illegal firearm possession and carrying a firearm without a license.

He is being held without bail.

Shaw’s Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Mount St. Peter Church in New Kensington.

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