Deputy Sheriff Edward M. Schrader

Deputy Sheriff Edward M. Schrader

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 11, 1974

Edward M. Schrader

Deputy Sheriff Edward Schrader was shot and killed with his own handgun after responding to a domestic disturbance. Deputy Schrader was told by a neighbor that the husband was hiding. When he began to search for the man the suspect rushed him. During the ensuing struggle the man gained control of Deputy Schrader's handgun and shot him.

Deputy Schrader had been with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 17 months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and three siblings.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 93

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Edward Schrader, A brother Law Enforcement Officer. It's been 42 years now and I still remember the day I attended your funeral. I was 21 years old and had only 6 months with the San Jacinto Police Department. There were hundreds of fellow police officers joined with me to say goodbye to a brother officer who sacrificed his life to protect others. I was only 3 years younger and your on duty death left me with an "Officer Safety" mindset for the next 30 years of my career with the Banning Police, Hemet Police, and Montana Highway Patrol. Although I attended numerous officer survival classes to help me during "High Risk Situations", I would
recall the day I stood by your open casket and said goodbye. That in itself was a form of Officer survival which kept me safe. It was like you were there watching over me during many life threating situations. Thanks for serving Riverside County and the State of California. May you be one of the first to greet me at Heaven's Gate. I'll be looking for you..... Adam - Molt, Montana

Montana State Trooper / Retired
Montana Highway Patrol

March 23, 2016

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