Jarrod Brent Shivers was born March 30, 1973 in El Paso, Texas. After honorably serving nearly 8 years in the United States Navy, he joined the Chesapeake Police Department on January 31, 2000. Detective Shivers attended the 41st Session of the Chesapeake Police Academy and graduated on June 30, 2000.
During his tenure as a uniformed patrol officer, Detective Shivers received several commendations and awards, including winning the Virginia State Police H.E.A.T Program First Place LEO Award for his successful efforts combating auto theft in the City of Chesapeake in 2002. In January 2003, Detective Shivers completed the 3-week long Basic Special Weapons and Tactics Operator’s School and he was appointed to the SWAT Team on September 9, 2005. Detective Shivers became a member of the Special Investigations Section on April 1, 2005.
On Thursday, January 17, 2008, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Detective Shivers was attempting to serve a search warrant at a residence suspected of housing a marijuana growing operation. During this incident, shots were fired from inside the residence and Detective Shivers was fatally wounded.
Detective Jarrod Brent Shivers was killed in the line of duty on January 17, 2008, while in the performance of his fundamental duties of serving mankind, safeguarding lives and protecting property.