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Feb. 14, 1903
Caucasian Male / 38 yrs. of age
Lebanon Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sat. Feb. 14, 1903
Patrolman Shaeffer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a murder suspect. The man had just murdered a woman who had testified against him in a burglary trial.
Patrolman Shaeffer and several other officers were searching for the man in his home. As Patrolman Shaeffer climbed the stairs into the attic the man shot him twice, fatally wounding him. The suspect surrendered a short time later to another officer. He plead guilty to murder and was sentenced to death. He was hanged four months later.
Patrolman Shaeffer was survived by his wife and two children.