Chief of Police Charles L. Schmidt

Chief of Police Charles L. Schmidt

Carlstadt Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, April 29, 1910

Charles L. Schmidt

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.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 28, 1910
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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RIP UNCLE CHARLIE! OUR FAMILY STILL REMEMBERS YOU

Jill Romanelli
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June 6, 2018

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