Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Allen F. Shoemaker

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, May 17, 1925

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Reflections for Police Officer Allen F. Shoemaker

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 18, 2012

Officer Shoemaker I commend you for doing an extremely dangerous and thankless job. As your story is told there were nine of the suspects and you chose to engage. Back up is not always a luxury we enjoy, you made the choice to do the job you were hired for. The individuals who committed this deed will get there reward in the next life, you gave yours in this life. I salute you sir and may the blue angels in heaven welcome you with open arms. Rest in Peace sir....

Special Agent T.D. Holcomb
Norfolk Southern Railroad Police

December 16, 2010

Officer Shoemaker, today is the 83rd anniversary of your vicious murder. Why this person would murder you is not stated in the text of the Memorial Page, but there is no good reason. We can only hope that this individual face true justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

Railroad Police are in a difficult line of work and face the same risks as any other cop who is out there doing the job. Protecting the vital steel rails that link our nation together and the merchandise and people who use them is tough, but it’s got to be done. Thank you for making the effort and giving your all. I wish you could have gone straight through to retirement.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 17, 2008

We won't let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.


December 7, 2005

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