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Police Officer Allen F. Shoemaker | Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Police Officer

Allen F. Shoemaker

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Sunday, May 17, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Iowa

Incident Date: 5/17/1925

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 18, 2012

 

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