Patrolman James E. Shoemaker

Patrolman James E. Shoemaker

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, February 4, 1938

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James E. Shoemaker

Patrolman James Shoemaker suffered a fatal heart attack when he was kicked during a struggle with a woman at a dance hall on Conduit Road in Glen Echo.

He had attempted to eject the woman from a beer hall when she became combative. The woman was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Shoemaker had served with the Montgomery County Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter


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I'm truly sorry for the loss of Patrolman James E. Shoemaker. He gave his life to serve and protect and will always be honored and forever remembered. He's now in heaven with all the other fallen angels.
Thank you, Patrolman James E. Shoemaker, for all you did, Forever Rest in Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Thankful Citizen

February 5, 2023

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