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Deputy Shannon started his law enforcement career with the Town of Rome Police Department in 1992. He was hired as a dispatcher for the Adams County Sheriff's Office in 1995 and then promoted to patrol officer in 2000. Deputy Shannon lost his life after responding to a house where the homeowner threatened a highway work crew with a rifle. He and his brother, Tim, patrolled on the same shift at the time of Mikes death.

Michael E. Shannon was known to his family and friends as Mike, Mikee, and Junior. He was a man who loved people and did anything he could for them. He also loved hunting, fishing, bowling, snowmobiling, and watching NASCAR racing. Mike's true passion was being a police officer. He is greatly missed by his parents, Patti and Mick; sister, Stefanie; and brother, Tim.


End of Watch Memorial Golf Outing


On July 18, 2005, the End of Watch (EOW) Memorial Golf Outing was created. The Outing was established to celebrate the lives of three Deputies, Mike Shannon of Adams County Sheriff's Office, Bruce Williams of the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office and Rick Meyer of the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office. All three Deputies were tragically killed in the Line of Duty in 2003.


To celebrate and honor the lives of three friends and fellow police officers. To make a significant donation in the name of three true American heroes to a beneficiary chosen by the host family. To gather together, exchange stories, talk of memories, renew old acquaintances, laugh and maybe even shed a tear. To enjoy the "gentleman's game", itself a reflection of our friends.