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Patrolman Francis T. Schneible | Dover Police Department, Delaware Dover Police Department, Delaware


Francis T. Schneible

Dover Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch: Monday, December 20, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/9/1969

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killled

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Patrolman Francis Schneible succumbed to a shotgun wound sustained 24 years earlier when he was shot while attempting to arrest a shoplifter in downtown Dover.

The manager of a Woolworth store had caught the man stealing a $3.00 pair of underwear and chased him to an abandoned house at 426 Loockerman Street. Patrolman Schneible and another officer arrived and accompanied the manager into the home.

As the officers began to search the home the man opened fire with a shotgun, striking Patrolman Schneible in the side. The other officer then shot and killed the subject.

Patrolman Schneible was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Dover Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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