Patrolman Adolph G. Schneider

Patrolman Adolph G. Schneider

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, September 23, 1920

Adolph G. Schneider

Patrolman Schneider was killed in an automobile accident while struggling with a prisoner over control of a gun.

He had arrested the man and was transporting him to jail when the man pulled a gun out. During the struggle the patrol car crashed at the intersection of Town Street and Front Street. Patrolman Schneider was ejected from the car during the accident. He succumbed to his injuries several days later.

The prisoner was charged with causing Patrolman Schneider's death. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison on May 10, 1921.

Patrolman Schneider had been with the agency for 21 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 74

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, September 20, 1920

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2012

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