Detective Erwin W. Schink

Detective Erwin W. Schink

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, March 4, 1954

Erwin W. Schink

Detective Schink succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when he was assaulted by two men after responding to a disturbance on 12th Street. The two men struck Detective Schink in the back and head several times, inflicting fatal injuries.

Detective Schink had served with the Detroit Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 17, 1954
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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I first learned of Erwin W. Schink when I saw his name on the Wayne County First Responders Memorial in Hines Park. Don't know why I remembered his name, but glad I did.

He's been in God's hands for 62 years, he is still remembered.

Thank you for your service.

Bob Colenso

March 5, 2016

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