Chief of Police Cole B. Shatswell

Chief of Police Cole B. Shatswell

Onawa Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 1989

Cole B. Shatswell

Chief of Police Cole Shatswell suffered a fatal heart attack while investigating a shoplifting in progress.

When he arrived at the scene the suspect fled and Chief Shatswell chased him across the street, where he collapsed. A doctor who witnessed the incident began CPR but was unable to revive him.

Chief Shatswell was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Today I found you here. My cousin. You died so young. I hope to see you again.

Cousin Gina Bryan Grimsley

April 15, 2015

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