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Detective John D. Schroeder | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Detective

John D. Schroeder

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Friday, November 30, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 1479

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/30/1973

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Released after 12 years

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Detective Schroeder was shot and killed when he surprised three men who were robbing a pawn shop.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder but released on a technicality after serving only 12 years. After being released he committed an armed robbery and was returned to jail.

Detective Schroeder had been with the agency for 22 years. His brother, Patrolman Walter Schroeder, was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 24, 1970, while working for the same agency.

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Today all the men and women of the Boston Police Dept will take a moment out of their tour of duty to reflect on the day you were killed in the line of duty. Boston Police will never forget there heroes.

P.O. Robert E. Anthony
Boston Police Dept
November 30, 2013

 

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