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Military Police Officer Derek Matthew Schultz | United States Military Academy at West Point Provost Marshal's Office, U.S. Government United States Military Academy at West Point Provost Marshal's Office, U.S. Government

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

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: 2 years

Badge # USMA 157

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Location: New York

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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 taffic 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.

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Derek,

Thirty years and 7 days ago; I still remember like it was yesterday and can hardly believe the time has passed so fast.

Bill has diligently been there to keep your memorials in top shape and remind those that are still standing watch of your ultimate sacrifice.

After returning from my latest deployment last month, I was able to tell your story to a USMA Cadet at Fort Bliss. I also asked him to visit the memorials and remind everyone he can in the Corps of Cadets that the Military Police lost a great Soldier there on 20 July 1987.

Rest easy Brother, we still have the watch.
Assist-Protect-Defend

Lt. Brian Grajek
Veterans Affairs Police Service
July 27, 2017

 

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