WHO WAS SHANNON? Shannon was a vibrant young lady why loved
life and her family and her Irish heritage. Besides being a notable athlete, loved step-dancing lessons and was a charter
member of the Greater Cleveland Police Emerald Society (www.gcpes.com). She was a side drummer with the Greater Cleveland
Peace Officer Memorial Society (www.policememorialsociety.org) pipe band, and marched in many law enforcement and military
funerals, parades, and memorials during her short lifetime including the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Socieities
Memorial March (www.nclees.org) and Innaugural Parades in Washington, D.C. as well as in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin,
Ireland in 1992 and St. Patrick's Day parades in Cleveland and Chicago. Shannon was reading a novel by Les Roberts,
a GCPES Lifetime Honorary Member and nationally acclaimed author entitled "The Irish Sports Pages" shortly
before her death. It was her first "real mystery" book and she seemed to love it. Shannon was a star softball player
(Lefty) with the Mayfield Road Scalpers and earned a reputation for sportsmanship and hard work on the softball field.
She had many, many friends who grew to love her warm personality and her wonderful smile. When Shannon died she was
honored by a number of local and regional police and fire departments and organizations. Her funeral was attended by
NCLEES national Drum Majors Don Gilmartin and Richie Desmond of New Jersey as well as by members of the GCPOMS, Cleveland
Fire Department, and Black Sheep bagpipe bands. .