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Special Officer Frank Schimunck | Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

Frank Schimunck

Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 14, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Location: New York

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Special Officer Schimunck was accidentally shot and killed in New York City, New York, with his own weapon while he was inspecting the under carriage of a truck at approximately 1230 hours. The incident occurred on Pier 8 on the North River near Rector Street in Manhattan. His revolver discharged as he bent over, fatally wounding him.

The Lehigh Valley Railroad was merged into Conrail on April 1, 1976, which was later merged into Norfolk Southern Railroad on August 22, 1998.

Special Officer Schimunck was survived by his wife.

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RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
March 14, 2012

 

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