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Patrolman James E. Shoemaker | Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland


James E. Shoemaker

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Friday, February 4, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Patrolman James Shoemaker suffered a fatal heart attack when he was kicked during a struggle with a woman at a dance hall on Conduit Road, in Glen Echo.

He had attempted to eject the woman from a beer hall when she became combative. The woman was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Shoemaker had been with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and 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
February 4, 2012


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