Father of slain Ind. officer sworn-in as reserve officer while wearing son’s badge
Noah Shahnavaz, 24, was killed when a man got out of his car during a traffic stop and opened fire
By Bill Carey
ELWOOD, Ind. — The father of an Elwood police officer who was shot and killed while on duty last year is now wearing his son’s badge after being sworn-in as a new member of the department.
Matthew Shahnavaz was sworn-in Wednesday as a reserve officer with the Elwood Police Department, WTHR reported.
Matthew completed training and a 40-hour pre-basic course to qualify for joining the reserves. His badge number is 139 in honor of his 24-year-old son, Noah Shahnavaz.
Noah was killed when a man got out of his car during a traffic stop and opened fire. He had served in the U.S. Army for five years and was an Elwood police officer for 11 months before his death.
On Facebook the Elwood Police Department posted, “We are excited for [Matthew] to help live out Noah’s legacy at our department.”