Supernumerary Ernest Walter Schilke

Supernumerary Ernest Walter Schilke

Bristol Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, May 17, 1944

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Ernest Walter 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 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins


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Never to be forgotten. Thank you for attempting to save the life of a fellow human being. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 13, 2022

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