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Chief of Police Charles L. Schmidt | Carlstadt Police Department, New Jersey Carlstadt Police Department, New Jersey

Chief of Police

Charles L. Schmidt

Carlstadt Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, April 29, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/28/1910

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Chief Charles Schmidt succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day as he attempted to arrest a suspect wanted for assault. The man opened fire, striking Chief Schmidt in the arm and chest.

The suspect also shot and wounded the police chief from Rutherford, New Jersey, before barricading himself in a boathouse. He remained in the boathouse for several hours before committing suicide.

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Chief Schmidt,
On today, the 107th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carlstadt.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
April 29, 2017

 

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