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Police Officer Jonathan James Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Jonathan James "AJ" Schroeder

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, August 31, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 2191

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/30/2006

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Jonathan Schroeder was shot and killed while he and fellow officers served a warrant on a man wanted for rape and burglary.

The officers were serving the warrant at a home on West 98th Street when the assailant opened fire, striking Officer Schroeder in the shoulder area not protected by his vest.

Officer Schroeder was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds shortly after midnight.

The killer was taken into custody and charged with aggravated murder. He convicted of the charges and sentenced to life.

Officer Schroeder had served with the Cleveland Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and 10-month-old son.

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Jonathan James "AJ" Schroeder of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Thursday, August 31, 2006

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
August 31, 2017


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