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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

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: 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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 17, 2015

 

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