Deputy Sheriff John Mark Schmitt

Deputy Sheriff John Mark Schmitt

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, September 7, 1998

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John Mark Schmitt

Deputy Sheriff John Schmitt was killed in a vehicle crash while he and his partner were responding to a request for backup from a neighboring law enforcement agency.

Their patrol car collided with two other vehicles. A total of seven others were injured. Deputy Schmitt's rookie partner was admitted to a local hospital for observation.

Deputy Schmitt had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 465

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Deputy Sheriff Schmitt,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Washington County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 7, 2023

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