Military Police Officer Derek Matthew Schultz

Military Police Officer Derek Matthew Schultz

United States Military Academy at West Point Provost Marshal's Office, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 20, 1987

Derek Matthew Schultz

Military Police Officer Derek Schultz was killed when he was struck by a bus while on post at the Washington Gate at West Point Military Academy at approximately 1210 hours.

He was directing traffic at the scene of a minor accident and giving directions to another bus driver when a second bus lost control and veered in his direction. Officer Schultz saw the vehicle and attempted to move out of its way when he was struck. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries that night. The bus driver plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

MP Schultz had served in the U.S. Army for two years and was survived by his mother.

Bio

  • Age 20
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge USMA 157
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Location New York

directing traffic

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I did not know MP Schultz but worked private security at Westpoint and stood watch at Washington Gate many nights in 2008. I saw his plaque at the gate and was grateful for his service but saddened to read about the incident that caused his death. Every July 20th I remember him and his dedication and sacrifice to provide safety and security to the citizens of our country and to the soldiers and cadets at the Westpoint Military Academy.

Detective James Maxson (Ret.)
NYPD

July 20, 2018

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