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Postal Inspector Bruce Orrin Shaffer | United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

Postal Inspector

Bruce Orrin Shaffer

United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Friday, August 31, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Location: Missouri

Incident Date: 8/31/1951

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Inspector Bruce Shaffer was killed in an automobile accident on State Highway 60 in Butler County, Missouri, while on official business. As he crested a hill an oncoming vehicle lost control and struck his postal service vehicle head-on, killing him instantly. Another inspector in the vehicle was injured.

Inspector Shaffer had served with the United States Postal Inspection Service for nine years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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