Chief of Detectives Frank E. Schoonmaker

Chief of Detectives Frank E. Schoonmaker

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, October 24, 1931

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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 4 Reflections

Thinking about you today. Thank you very much for serving in our law enforcement and protecting our nation. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

October 24, 2016

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.