Officer Edward Von Holten
As Officer Edward Van
Holten began his shift on March 24, 1937 he intended to drive
police matron Stella Geise to her residence.
He reached into the back seat to move a double barrel
shotgun. One of the hammers on the weapon apparently caught
on the seat and the shotgun discharged, wounded the matron.
Surprised, Officer Von Holten dropped the weapon which discharged
again when it struck the floorboard. The second blast killed
Officer Von Holten.