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Police Officer Edward K. Schnittker | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

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Edward K. Schnittker

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 4, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Officer Schnittker was struck and killed by a train at the Lindell-Union crossing while he and his partner were on motorcycle patrol. The two officers had stopped at the closed gates and waited for five minutes, but did not see any train approaching. As the gates went up the two officers began to proceed, but both motorcycles were struck by a train. Officer Schnittker's partner's bike was struck in the rear and he was able to jump off without receiving major injuries. The gatesman and the train engineers were all arrested and held pending an inquest on why the gates came up before the train passed.
Officer Schnittker had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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June 4, 2015

 

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