Chief of Police Cole B. Shatswell

Chief of Police Cole B. Shatswell

Onawa Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 1989

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Cole B. Shatswell

Chief of Police Cole Shatswell suffered a fatal heart attack while investigating a shoplifting in progress.

When he arrived at the scene the suspect fled and Chief Shatswell chased him across the street, where he collapsed. A doctor who witnessed the incident began CPR but was unable to revive him.

Chief Shatswell was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Shatswell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 22, 2019

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