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Chief of Police Cole B. Shatswell | Onawa Police Department, Iowa Onawa Police Department, Iowa

Chief of Police

Cole B. Shatswell

Onawa Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Sunday, October 22, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1

Cause: Heart attack

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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.

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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
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