David W. Shaw Ret. Sgt. R.I.S.P.
Date of Passing:
Shaw, David W., (Ret. Sgt. R.I.S.P.), 81, of Echo Drive, Barrington, died peacefully on February 25, 2021.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Victor H. Shaw Sr. and Mary M. (Lynch) Shaw, he lived in Barrington for 15 years.
Mr. Shaw was a Rhode Island State Trooper for 20 years retiring with the rank of Sergeant in 1982.
David was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was the first elected Vice President of the R.I.S.P. Fraternal Order of Police and then went on to become a President of the R.I.S.P. Fraternal Order of Police.
Sergeant Shaw received a Certificate of Merit from the American National Red Cross on July 17, 1973 for his selfless and humane action when he assisted in rescuing three and gave artificial respiration to one victim of an automobile accident and helped saved their lives.
David was a graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1957. He was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by a brother, Victor H. Shaw Jr. of Riverside; two nieces, Christine and Cheryl; a nephew, Victor and several great nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Margaret M. Shaw.
His funeral will be held on Monday March 1, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Calling hours are Sunday 2-6 pm. The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required and only fifteen people will be allowed in the building at a time. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in David’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.