Officer Rank: Postal Inspector
Memorial Panel: 14-E: 26
Department: U.S. Postal Inspection Service
End of Watch: August 31, 1951
Years of Service: 9
Description: Inspector Shaffer was killed in an automobile accident while engaged in official business on State Highway 60 in Missouri. Inspector Richard Cullom was driving approximately 20 mph when he crested a hill and encountered another vehicle that skidded out of control and struck the postal vehicle head-on. Inspector Shaffer was killed instantly; Inspector Cullom was critically injured but survived the accident.