Late Shri Balaram B. Shinde, Head Constable was an honest and a dedicated Policemen. He was born in a small village Sarawali in Kholapur district of Maharashtra. After passing his SSC in 1969, he was selected for the post of Police Constable in the Goa Police, Due to his dedication and devotion towards his duty Shri Shinde was liked by superiors and rewarded for his honesty and hard work. He was promoted has the Head Constable in 1985. Shri Shinde served at all the important Police Stations in Goa.  

     In 1999, during the course of an agitation by few locals of the surrounding villages against the upcoming Meta Strips Factory at Sancoale, Shri Shinde was posted at the Police Out-Post, Cortalim. He had the confidence of the locals and was capable of handling them.  

     However, on March 4, 2000, at around 16:00 hrs, while Shri B. Shinde was on duty at the Cortalim out-post, an unruly mob encircled it and locked up a few of his colleagues into one of the rooms. Shri B. Shinde resisted the mob and tried his best to convince and control the mob. He was assaulted and was inflicted with life threatening injuries that rendered him unconscious. A few well-wishers of the locality helped him and informed senior Officers who were getting the road cleared. He was immediately shifted to GMC, Bambolim where he remained in coma till he breathed his last on April 23.