Sergeant John P. Shine #44

Name: Shine, John P.
Star: 44
Rank: Sergeant
District / Unit: Englewood Station
End of Watch: 10-Oct-1905
Incident Details: Sergeant John Shine, 42, was assigned to the Englewood Station.

On October 10, 1905, Sergeant Shine and Officer Dennis Long responded to the residence of Robert Newcomb in Englewood.  Newcomb, had been obsessed with a friend’s wife and murdered the woman, Mrs. Poores.  The offender then ran down the 6000 block of State Street into a saloon where he began firing his gun; two men inside were injured.  When the sergeant and officer arrived at Newcomb’s home they knocked on the door and ordered him out.  Without warning, Newcomb opened the door and at point-blank range shot Sergeant Shine.  Newcomb fled to a nearby shanty where he was apprehended by 100 officers.  Sergeant Shine was transported to Englewood Union Hospital where he died two hours later.

Robert Newcomb was hanged on February 16, 1906.

Sergeant Shine’s funeral mass was held at St. Bernard’s Church and he was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.  He was survived by his wife.