Patrolman Jahn E. Schmidt

Patrolman Jahn E. Schmidt

Butler Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, October 12, 1976

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Jahn E. Schmidt

Patrolman Jahn Schmidt was struck and killed while conducting a roadblock. He and other deputies were attempting to stop a stolen vehicle driven by a juvenile when he was struck. Patrolman Schmidt was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect was apprehended.

Patrolman Schmidt was survived by his parents and brother. He had served in the United States Navy and is buried in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 20
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Jahn E. Schmidt of the Butler Township Police Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 12, 2020

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