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