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Supernumerary Ernest W. Schilke | Bristol Police Department, Connecticut Bristol Police Department, Connecticut


Ernest W. Schilke

Bristol Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 17, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Exposure to toxins

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Supernumerary Ernest Schilke died after being overcome by carbon monoxide gas after a gas explosion at a mill on Broad Street.

Two workmen were making repairs following the explosion when they were overcome by the fumes. Supernumerary Schilke and fire officials arrived at the scene and attempted to rescue one of the workmen who had collapsed. Supernumerary Schilke and one of the fire officials were both overcome and the Supernumerary died as a result.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 17, 2015


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