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Police Officer Kathleen C. Schaefer | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Kathleen C. Schaefer

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 18, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 1872

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Schaefer was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while conducting a drug buy-bust for the Narcotics Unit. She had just made a purchase and gave the signal a buy had been completed. Another officers mistook her for a suspect holding a gun and shot her once in the abdomen, fatally wounding her.

Officer Schaefer had served with the Houston Police Department for 3 years. She was survived by her husband and two children.

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For some reason your memory is on my heart. May your family continue to be blessed.

Joe. Willis
Special Prosecution Unit-Retired
February 7, 2017


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