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Detective Christopher W. Scheuing | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Detective

Christopher W. Scheuing

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, February 19, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 914

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Scheuing was shot and killed when he and his partner interrupted a robbery in progress at a speakeasy on Lexington Avenue.

When he and his partner walked through the door, two men holding guns on the bartender and four patrons opened fire when they realized they were detectives. Detective Scheuing was shot in the head and killed instantly. His partner returned fire killing his killer and wounding the other suspect.

Detective Scheuing had served with the agency for 2.5 years and was assigned to the 13th Detective Squad. His father, retired New York City police officer John Scheulng, was credited with saving several lives when the passenger steamer, "General Slocum", caught fire and sank in the East River on June 15, 1904.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.


Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 19, 2012

 

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