Officer
Norman Leslie Schoen
Indianapolis Police Department
Tuesday, March 6, 1928

Age: 29
Served: 1 year, 1 month
Badge #: 353
Panel 41W, Line 8
Panel L30, Line 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, March 6, 1928
11:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
88 North Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Warren
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Officer Norman Schoen was shot and killed near the street next door to his residence as he returned home after his shift.

   He was shot in the back before witnesses stated a vehicle sped away from the area. In the months leading up to the shooting, Officer Shoen had investigated bootleggers and it was believed they may have been the perpetrators.

   The suspects were never apprehended and the case remains unsolved.

   Officer Schoen was survived by his wife and two young daughters.

Military Service


United States Army
World War I


The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.


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