Bio & Incident Details
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Patrolman Grant Schroder was shot and killed by an officer who had become despondent over his presence during the Union Station Massacre. He was present when the officers were gunned down at Union Station but had not realized what was happening until the suspects were speeding away fom the scene, at which time he fired several shots at the car. The officer went on a rampage and Patrolman Schroder came into contact with him and was shot and killed.
Patrolman Schroder was survived by his wife and parents and is buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Kansas City Massacre occurred when the Pretty Boy Floyd gang attempted to free gang member Frank Nash. Nash was being transported from Oklahoma to the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. Unknown to officer, an informant had relayed all the information regarding the arrival of Nash and his law enforcement escorts to various gangsters throughout the area. As the group of officers and agents entered their cars at Union Station, in Kansas City, the gang opened fire. In the ensuing gun battle Detective Frank Hermanson and Detective William Grooms, of the Kansas City Police Department, Chief of Police Otto Read, of the McAlester Police Department, Oklahoma, and Special Agent Raymond Caffrey, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were shot and killed. Frank Nash, the suspect the gang was trying to free, was also shot and killed.
Pretty Boy Floyd was shot and killed the following year during a shootout with officers. A second gang member was arrested and executed for the murders, and the third gang member was found dead from an unrelated murder.
A little over a year later an officer who was present at the scene became emotionally unstable because of the incident and went on a shooting rampage, killing Patrolman Grant Schroder of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Detective Frank E. Hermanson
Detective William J. Grooms
Chief of Police Otto H. Reed
Special Agent Raymond J. Caffrey