Cole B. Shatswell

Chief of Police

Chief of Police 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.

Onawa Police Department

End of Watch: Oct. 22, 1989

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