Officer Ambers O. Shewmaker

Officer Ambers O. Shewmaker

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, November 24, 1969

Ambers O. Shewmaker

Officer Ambers Shewmaker was shot and killed when he stopped a vehicle for speeding near Banning. Unbeknownst to him the car had been stolen and the driver was wanted for an earlier robbery in Riverside. As he was using his radio the suspect walked up beside his car and shot him point blank in the head. The suspect was apprehended twelve hours later after a high speed chase in Palm Springs.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death March 14, 1971.

Officer Shewmaker had served with the California Highway Patrol for nine months. In November 2014 the portion of the I-10 freeway where he was shot will be dedicated to Officer Shewmaker.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 7059

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are remembered and honored today the 48th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 24, 2017

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