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Chief of Detectives Frank E. Schoonmaker | Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

Chief of Detectives

Frank E. Schoonmaker

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Saturday, October 24, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1933

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Detective Schoonmaker was shot and killed while searching two suspects who had just robbed a man of $11 and a pair of shoes. He was shot by the suspect as he searched the second suspect.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged February 3, 1933.

Detective Schoonmaker, who also served as the city's elected constable, was survived by his wife and 8-year-old daughter.

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Thinking about you today. Thank you very much for serving in our law enforcement and protecting our nation. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian
October 24, 2016

 

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