Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 11/19/1919
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Suspect: Convicted; life in prison
Sergeant Antone Schoembs was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest car thieves. Sergeant Schoembs and his partner were trailing a vehicle with stolen license plates. Sergeant Schoembs jumped onto the running board of the vehicle was attempted to arrest the suspect when one of the men twisted Sergeant Schoembs gun from his hand and shot him.
The two suspects were later apprehended in Santa Clara County. As the deputies drove the suspects to jail in the stolen car one of the reached under the seat and produced a handgun and shot one of the deputies. The other deputy was able to apprehend the suspects, who then confessed to murdering Sergeant Schoembs. Both suspects were sentenced to life in prison.
Sergeant Schoembs was survived by his wife and to children.