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Police Officer John A. Schmidt | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

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John A. Schmidt

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 24, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Police Officer John Schmidt suffered a fatal heart attack after carrying an elderly man down a flight of stairs while on a medical call at approximately 8:00 am.

He and his partner had responded to the man's home at 4847 North Warnock Avenue for the emergency call. Approximately two hours later he told his partner he wasn't feeling well. His partner transported him to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he passed away.

Officer Schmidt had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Such a common reason for Sisters and Brothers to leave us. A heart attack is all too often to blame for taking one of the family and for it to be family member from the Philadelphia Police is very sad. This Department seems to have given so many and so many more seem to surface as time goes by.

Officer Schmidt, thank you for your service and may God bless you. Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
August 29, 2017


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