Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 5/17/1925
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Not available
Police Officer Allen Shoemaker was shot and killed while conducting a train check in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Officer Shoemaker ran across nine men riding in the gondola car. Officer Shoemaker turned his flashlight on them and demanded to know what they were doing. One man drew a gun and shot Officer Shoemaker.
The suspect then fired three more shots at Officer Shoemaker while he lay against the suspect wounded.
Officer Shoemaker had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife.