Family Remembers Slain Latter-day Saint Police Officer as Compassionate: “He Was All About Service"

by | Jan. 08, 2019

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“He was all about service, whether it was for the community, or his church, or whatever — anyone he encountered. Service was in Joe’s nature,” Michael Shinners said. 

Family members spoke Monday about the life of Provo police officer Joseph Shinners after his tragic death during an altercation with a fugitive over the weekend.

Officer Shinners’ brother, Michael Shinners, said family was his brother’s No. 1 priority, but he would do anything for anybody.

“We want everything geared towards Joe, and we’ll let the justice system take care of the other individual,” said Michael Shinners, who has seen his share of crime as a police officer north of Boston.

His heart was heavy as he mourned the devastating death of his brother.

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