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Officer William A. Schwarz | Des Plaines Police Department, Illinois Des Plaines Police Department, Illinois


William A. Schwarz

Des Plaines Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, October 10, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 2/26/1927

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Officer William Schwarz succumbed to injuries suffered nearly eight months earlier after being struck by a traffic violator.

He and his partner were attempting to stop a speeding vehicle whose driver was under the influence at Lee Street and Oakton Street at 11:45 pm. Officer Schwarz was struck and run over by the vehicle that the offender was driving. He was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.

Officer Schwarz died nearly eight months later from complications as a result of the injuries he suffered.

Officer Schwarz had served with the Des Plaines Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Officer Schwarz's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-01-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
November 1, 2016


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