Port Huron Police Department
This page is dedicated to the Officer who gave his life in the performance of his duties protecting the citizens of your city.
Please take a few moments to reflect and thank God that he was there for YOU.
Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died. A piece of our country he swore to protect, will be buried with him at his side. The suspect that killed him will stand up in court, with counsel demanding his rights. While a young widowed mother must work for her kids, and spend many long, lonely nights. The beat that he worked was a battlefield too, just as if he'd gone off to war.
The flag of our nation will fly at half mast, to his name they will add a gold star. Yes, somebody killed a policeman today, in your town or mine. While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line, Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street and he stands at each rookies side. He answered the call, of himself gave his all, And A Part Of America Died.
Detective Sergeant Roy Shambleau was shot and killed while he and another officer transported two armed robbery suspects to jail. One of the men pulled out a .32 caliber handgun he had concealed in the small of his back and shot Sergeant Shambleau in the head three times. He then struggled with the other detective and shot him in the hand. The suspects were both apprehended by a detective following in another car and both sentenced to life at hard labor. Sergeant Shambleau had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and three children.