- "I don't know what this is all about, but I'm reasonable. I'll give you a choice. Do you walk or do I carry you?"
- ―Shingleton in the novel.
Shingleton came along for the forest ambush, where a few of the deputies went to find John Rambo after he escaped from police custody. Shingleton followed behind Will Teasle. After Teasle ran off to give attention to Balford, he was grabbed by Rambo and pulled offscreen. He was later seen tied to a tree, wounded. Shingleton was the fourth deputy to be dispatched by Rambo.