Police Officer Andrew Louis Schlechtweg

Police Officer Andrew Louis Schlechtweg

Stamford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, May 26, 1938

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Andrew Louis Schlechtweg

Police Officer Andrew Schlechtweg was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol.

He was driving on Post Road (Route 1) when he was struck by a car near Courtland Avenue. He was thrown across the road and suffered a severe head injury. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries that evening.

Officer Schlechtweg was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI. He had been with the Stamford Police Department for over 13 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and mother.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Officer Schlechtweg , it has been 95 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 26, 2023

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