Christopher Shull

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‎ ‎ For other people with this name, see Scott Harrell.

Service Record

Jonesboro Arkansas Police Department

Rank Patrolman
Dates of Service January 1, 2018[1] - May 2022.[2]
Salary $37,900 (2021)[3]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Bay Arkansas Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended November 3, 2023.[4]
Last Known Status Terminated[4]


2019 Officer of the Month

On July 1, 2019, Shull was named the Officer of the Month for June 2019 for incidents including searching a house for drugs, attempting to get a barricaded suspect to surrender, and helping a choking child.[1]

Incident Reports

2019 Policy Violation

On May 7, 2019, Shull was asked to assist school personnel with a student's "disruptive behavior". Shull cussed at and threatened to "slap the shit outta" the student.[1]

Response Timeline

On May 8, 2019, the student's mother filed a complaint with the department, warning that there was "no telling whats (sic) next" from Shull.[1]

On May 22, 2019, the department opened an investigation for Conduct Unbecoming.[1]

On May 23, 2019, the department determined that Shull's "verbal response was outside of" department policy.[1]

2022 Policy Violation

On January 16, 2022, officers attempted to stop a vehicle. The vehicle fled and officers pursued before being told to terminate the pursuit. Shull continued to pursue the vehicle and attempted to stop it.[1]

Response Timeline

On February 1, 2022, Shull was suspended for two days for violating department policies by not following orders.[1]

2022 Policy Violations

On May 17, 2022, Shull was involved in an arrest where he tased a woman.[1]

The incident was captured on video by a witness, who posted it to social media.[1]

Shull found the video online and made his own version in which he captioned the video, "Can't stop the flop!" and set it to the song, "Ride the Lightning".[1]

On May 18, 2022, Shull showed the video to other officers.[2]

When he was asked about the posting, Shull repeatedly claimed that he had not posted it.[1]

Response Timeline

On May 20, 2022, Shull was fired for violating the department's social media policy and code of conduct (untruthfulness).[2]

2023 Death of Steven McMasters

On October 21, 2023, Shull attempted to stop McMasters, who was driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) that Shull believed to be stolen. McMasters failed to stop.[5][2]

McMaster's family claims that Shull struck McMaster's ATV with his police vehicle. McMasters died.[4]

Response Timeline

In October 2023, Shull was placed on paid administrative leave.[6]

The Arkansas State Police opened an investigation.[5]

On November 1, 2023, the department cleared Shull of any wrongdoing.[6]

On November 3, 2023, Shull was fired.[4]

LEO Ratings has reached out to the department for information on their change of heart. (12/21/2023)

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