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Lieutenant Henry O. Schmiemann | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Lieutenant

Henry O. Schmiemann

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, June 20, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 21 years

Badge # No number

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years to life

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Lieutenant Henry Schmiemann was shot and killed on 74th Street, south of Penelope Avenue in Queens, when a man attempted to rob him as he walked to work.

Lieutenant Schmiemann was leaving his house on his way to work when an armed man approached him and ordered Lieutenant Schmiemann to turn over this money. Lieutenant Schmiemann drew his weapon and identified himself as an officer. The suspect shot Lieutenant Schmiemann and fled. Lieutenant Schmiemann was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. The suspect was arrested later in the day when he sought medical attention for his wound.

The suspect was charged with and later convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Lieutenant Schmiemann had served with the New York City Police Department for 21 years and was survived by his wife and five children. He was assigned to the Inspections Services.

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It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and find your ID Card Photo in a recent NY Daily News Article and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 5, 2016

 

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