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Correctional Officer Alvin M. Schmitt | Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

Correctional Officer

Alvin M. Schmitt

Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

End of Watch: Friday, April 11, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 4/9/1969

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Taken into custody

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Officer Schmitt succumbed to stab wounds sustained two days earlier after being attacked by an inmate with a knife at the Oregon State Penitentiary. The inmate stabbed him ten times in the neck and chest. Officer Schmitt was transported to Salem Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The 24-year-old suspect was charged with murder and found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was transferred to the state mental hospital.

Officer Schmitt served with navy during World War II.

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Thank you for the service and protection you provided for our great nation. Your brave and honorable service is greatly appreciated. My wife and I are both detention officers and have a special place in our hearts for men like you. We are proud to cal you our brother and will keep you in our prayers. Rest easy my brother

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member
April 11, 2013

 

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