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Patrolman Jahn E. Schmidt | Butler Township Police Department, Ohio Butler Township Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Jahn E. Schmidt

Butler Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 12, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # 20

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Jahn Schmidt was struck and killed while conducting a roadblock. He and other deputies were attempting to stop a stolen vehicle driven by a juvenile when he was struck. Patrolman Schmidt was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect was apprehended.

Patrolman Schmidt was survived by his parents and brother. He had served in the United States Navy and is buried in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.

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Patrolman Schmidt, today marks the 21st anniversary of your sacrifice for the people of Ohio. I can only hope and pray that this kid, who caused your death, reformed and became a better person and contributing member of society BECAUSE of your sacrifice. If he didn't, he should burn in Hell.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be forever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department
October 12, 2017

 

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