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Onawa Police Department Patch

CHIEF
COLE B. SHATSWELL

Chief Cole B. Shatswell

On October 22, 1989, Chief Shatswell was called out to a shoplifting call in Onawa, Iowa. When Chief Shatswell arrived he encountered two subjects, a male and a female in a vehicle outside of the business. Chief Shatswell ordered the female subject out of the vehicle several times and the subject refused. Chief Shatswell assisted the female subject out of the vehicle and a struggle ensued. During the struggle Chief Shatswell suffered a heart attack and died.

Chief Shatswell was 37 years old. Chief Shatswell was survived by his wife and three sons.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)