Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 22 years
Badge # 1479
Incident Date: 11/30/1973
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Released after 12 years
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patrolman Walter A. Schroeder