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Police Officer Henry Clinton Schaad | York City Police Department, Pennsylvania York City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Henry Clinton Schaad

York City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, August 1, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 10 months

Badge # 164

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/18/1969

Weapon: Rifle

Suspect: Found guilty in 2003; deceased

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Officer Henry Schaad was shot and killed during race riots which had taken over the city in the summer of 1969. Officer Schaad and two other officers were responding the scene of a shooting when a suspect opened fire on their armored police vehicle. The round penetrated the quarter-inch steel sides of the converted armored bank truck and fragmented. One of the fragments struck Officer Schaad in the chest, causing major internal injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two weeks later.

In October 2001 two men were arrested and charged with Officer Schaad's murder. On March 13, 2003, both suspects were found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to prison terms of ten and 19 years respectively.

Officer Schaad had been with the agency for 11 months and was survived by his wife and five-year-old daughter.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 25, 2013

 

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