Supernumerary Ernest W. Schilke

Supernumerary Ernest W. Schilke

Bristol Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, May 17, 1944

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Ernest W. Schilke

Supernumerary Ernest Schilke died after being overcome by carbon monoxide gas after a gas explosion at a mill on Broad Street.

Two workmen were making repairs following the explosion when they were overcome by the fumes. Supernumerary Schilke and fire officials arrived at the scene and attempted to rescue one of the workmen who had collapsed. Supernumerary Schilke and one of the fire officials were both overcome and the Supernumerary died as a result.

Supernumerary Schilke had served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during WW II.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins


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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

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