Joseph W. Shinners Scholarship

portrait of Joseph Shinners in police uniform

Law enforcement officer Joseph W. Shinners died in the line of duty January 5, 2019, at the age of 29. He left behind a wife and son. Joe earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Utah Valley University and pursued a career with the Provo Police department. He was a member of the SWAT team and the bike patrol and was a field training officer.

Honoring Shinners's legacy, the Joseph W. Shinners Endowed Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the Utah Valley University Law Enforcement Academy. Your gift will honor all officers who have fallen in the line of duty and will help assure that our communities are safe and secure.