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Policeman Robert  Cook County Highway Police, Illinois


Robert "Ruby" Schanbaum

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, August 11, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 1302

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Robert Schanbaum was struck and killed by a drunken driver while he and his partner issued a speeding ticket to another driver on Milwaukee Avenue.

The occupants of the car, a family of four, and the two officers were standing next to the vehicles discussing the ticket when another car approached and struck the group. Policeman Schanbaum and the driver being ticketed were killed. The driver's wife and two children were injured, along with the drunken driver who was ejected from his vehicle. Policeman Schanbaum's partner was not injured.

Policeman Schanbaum had served with the Cook County Highway Police for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary year 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
August 11, 2012


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