Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 months
Badge # 164
Incident Date: 7/18/1969
Offender: Found guilty in 2003; deceased
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.