Chief of Detectives Frank E. Schoonmaker

Chief of Detectives Frank E. Schoonmaker

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, October 24, 1931

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Frank E. Schoonmaker

Detective Schoonmaker was shot and killed while searching two suspects who had just robbed a man of $11 and a pair of shoes. He was shot by the suspect as he searched the second suspect.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged February 3, 1933.

Detective Schoonmaker, who also served as the city's elected constable, was survived by his wife and 8-year-old daughter.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1933

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Rest in peace Chief of Detectives Schoonmaker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 30, 2020

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