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September 30, 2020

King City swears in new police sergeant

Anthony Shaw joins King City Police Department

KING CITY — Anthony Shaw swore in with a peace officer’s oath as King City Police Department’s newest sergeant during a broadcast via Facebook Live last week.

Shaw’s wife, Amber, was present, as was his mother-in-law and his two sons, who had the honor of pinning the badge on their father during the Sept. 2 ceremony.

“I look forward to beginning my career here in King City and helping out,” Shaw said.

King City Police Chief Robert Masterson introduced Shaw and read his biography.

Shaw was born and raised in Vallejo, Calif., and began his law enforcement career as an explorer for the Vallejo Police Department. He served as a police intern for Concord Police Department prior to his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he received a combat meritorious promotion to corporal. When Shaw returned from his combat deployment, he put himself through police academy and was hired by Central Marin Police Authority in 2007.

According to Masterson, Shaw’s duties during his 13 years with the Central Marin Police Authority included patrol, special response team, explorer adviser, diversionary device instructor, traffic officer, cadet supervisor, field training officer and the honor guard.

Masterson said Shaw was honored by his department with a values award and was recognized multiple times by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers “for his continued dedication to the enforcement of impaired drivers.”

“Shaw brings on a large amount of training and experience and we are happy to welcome him to the King City Police Department,” Masterson said. “We are very pleased to bring Sgt. Shaw on board here in King City. It helps round out our department.”

Masterson noted the infrequent vacancies in the department in recent years, calling the department “stable.”

Sean Roney
Sean Roney
Sean Roney is the reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers education, government and general news for the Salinas Valley communities in South Monterey County.

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