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Patrolman Thomas J. Schroth | Exeter Police Department, California Exeter Police Department, California

Patrolman

Thomas J. Schroth

Exeter Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 22, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Patrolman Thomas Schroth was shot and killed while investigating an earlier domestic disturbance involving a firearm. He had been dispatched to the local hospital to interview the female subject. When he arrived at the hospital he was ambushed by the male subject in the parking lot, who opened fire with a shotgun.

The suspect then committed suicide after murdering Patrolman Schroth.

Patrolman Schroth was survived by his wife and 8-month-old daughter.

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God bless you Tom. You were my friend in Navy boot camp and my whole family loved you. I had only been discharged for a few days from the submarine service when my mom brought me the newspaper article about your death. You are an incredible artist and many thanks for the portraits you made for the guys in boot camp company #684. Rest in peace dear friend. I miss you still.-Harold Clark EM1(SS)
US Navy- University of California Police Department

EM1(SS) US Navy
Friend- U.C. Police Department
May 24, 2013

 

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