MENTOR, Ohio - This Thanksgiving will be one that a local family never forgets.
On Monday, Army Staff Sgt. Dan Shaw came home after four tours of duty.
"I thought I was going to be lucky if I saw him for Christmas," his wife, Lindsay, said. "To have him for Thanksgiving, I'm extremely thankful."
Shaw is a Mentor police officer. After being on active duty in the Army, he joined the Army Reserve in 2005 and has been to Iraq twice and Afghanistan twice.
"When they call you up and they tell you you've got to go, then you've got to go," he said, "and whether you're excited or not, it's your job."
Shaw's job in Afghanistan was to train Afghan police. He said he feels good about the job he did there. But he's glad to be home with his family again.
"In a couple of days it'll all set in," he said. "Right now, it was just nice to hit Cleveland ground and know that my family and friends all know that I'm home."
Shaw plans to return to his job with the Mentor Police Department.