Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 4/9/1969
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Offender: Taken into custody
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.