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Patrolman John F. Schuetz | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

John F. Schuetz

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, January 27, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 23 years

Badge # 4381

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman John F. Schuetz was shot and killed when he returned to his apartment for dinner and interrupted two burglars outside of the building on Hollywood Avenue. As he struggled with one of the burglars, the other came up to him and shot him. Both men then fled the scene. Patrolman Schuetz was transported to Lake View Hospital where he died an hour later.

The assailants were never apprehended.

Patrolman Schuetz had served with the agency for 23 years; he was survived by his wife and daughter. Patrolman Schuetz was laid to rest in St. Boniface Church.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Schuetz. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11166
April 30, 2012

 

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