Cover photo for Michael Shane Swallow's Obituary
Michael Shane Swallow Profile Photo
1972 Michael 2022

Michael Shane Swallow

April 10, 1972 — January 8, 2022

Funeral services for Lt. Michael Shane Swallow, 49, of Monroe, LA, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 13, 2022, at North Monroe Baptist Church, with Rev. Jonathan Wagner and Deacon Scott Brandle officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at North Monroe Baptist Church.

Lt. Swallow was born April 10, 1972, in Monroe, LA, and passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA.

Lt. Swallow began his career at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy in 1993. He later joined the department as a full-time Deputy Sheriff in 1996 at the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center. He served both the Corrections and Patrol Divisions until transferring to the Identification Division, which included forensics, the scientific techniques used in the detection of crime. Swallow attended numerous training seminars and continually trained to learn the latest techniques to assure Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office investigations were as thorough as possible based on the latest technology, according to the department. He was a member of and later supervised the OPSO Crime Scene Unit for several years. He also served as an instructor in this field of expertise at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office-North Delta Training Academy. Swallow received numerous letters of commendations from not only the department but other agencies and the Courts noting his exemplary work.
Lt. Swallow was also an avid motorcycle rider, and some of his most cherished memories come from motorcycle trips he and Trinity would take. He and his father-in-law were regulars at Enoch’s Pub and Grill, and in 2011 he served as the St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal. He was a member of the Celtic Society, Sons of Erin, and proudly celebrated his Scottish roots. Lt. Swallow was a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather and son, and a cherished member of the community.

Lt. Swallow is preceded in death by his father, Gary Swallow. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Trinity Tornatore Swallow; daughter, Marasi Swallow White and husband Jonathan; grandchildren, Bear White and Magnolia White; mother, Rosemary Swallow; brother, David Swallow; niece, Lorelai Swallow; sister-in-law Tara Tornatore Sutton and husband Chris; and father-in-law and best friend, Sam Tornatore.

Pallbearers will be the Ouachita Parish Sheriff Honor Guard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom McCandlish Jr., Doyle Jeter, Patrick Arender, Phil Raybourn, David Swallow, Chris Sutton, Steve Johnston, Randy Jack, Jody Wallace, Jeff Burchfield, and Lewis Fields.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Michael Shane Swallow, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

North Monroe Baptist Church

210 Finks Hideway Rd, Monroe, LA 71203

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

North Monroe Baptist Church

210 Finks Hideway Rd, Monroe, LA 71203

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 178

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree