Police Officer Henry Clinton Schaad

Police Officer Henry Clinton Schaad

York City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, August 1, 1969

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Henry Clinton Schaad

Police Officer Henry Schaad was shot and killed during race riots which had taken over the city in the summer of 1969.

He and two other officers were responding to the scene of a shooting when a suspect opened fire on their armored police vehicle. The round penetrated the one-eigth steel sides of the converted armored bank truck and fragmented. One of the fragments struck Officer Schaad in the chest, causing major internal injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two weeks later.

In October 2001 two men were arrested and charged with Officer Schaad's murder. On March 13th, 2003, both suspects were found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to prison terms of ten and 19 years respectively.

Officer Schaad had served with the York City Police Department for 10 months. He was survived by his wife and five-year-old daughter.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 164

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, July 18, 1969
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Found guilty in 2003; deceased

civil unrest, shots fired call, sniper

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

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