Shields obit


Laurence Bernard Shields, 85, of Valley Falls passed away to be with our Lord on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 in Lakeview of natural causes.

Larry was born on June 25, 1937 in Norwalk, Conn. to Laurence and Mary Shields. He enlisted in the United States Navy on June 29, 1954 earning the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. On Oct. 8, 1960, Larry married Carol Ann Wozny in Norwalk, Conn. Larry was employed by the Norwalk Police Department for 26 years earning the rank of Detective Sergeant. He was in charge of the identification division which included crime scene photography, investigations and fingerprints. He was proud of his work at the NPD and was the go-to person. Larry retired from the Norwalk Police Department in June of 1985 and moved to Phoenix, Ariz. where he was employed by the Scottsdale Police Department and the Arizona Lottery. Larry and his wife, Carol, then moved to Florida where he worked for the Walt Disney Company in Security. Eventually they decided to move to Oregon to retire full time and to be closer to family. Larry helped the Lake County Sheriff’s Department doing reserve deputy work and helping with transporting inmates for a short time.

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