P.O. Emil Shogren #985

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Name: Shogren, Emil
Star: 985
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Stanton Avenue Station
End of Watch: 18 April 1928
Incident Details: Police Officer Emil Shogren, 32, was assigned to the Stanton Avenue Station.

On April 18, 1928, Officer Shogren was riding in Sergeant John Shortwall’s detail with several other officers when they spotted a suspicious pair near 39th Street and Michigan Avenue. The officers curbed their patrol car and Officer Shogren and Sergeant Shortwall stepped out. As they walked towards the pair, the offenders opened fire and instantly killed Officer Shogren. The sergeant along with other officers pursued the suspects while simultaneously firing at each other. Both suspects, Robert Nash and Robert Cook, were killed. Officer Shogren died from a bullet wound to the heart.

Officer Shogren was laid to rest in Oakhill Cemetery. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.