Lieutenant Henry O. Schmiemann

Lieutenant Henry O. Schmiemann

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 1974

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Henry O. Schmiemann

Lieutenant Henry Schmiemann was shot and killed on 74th Street, south of Penelope Avenue in Queens when a man attempted to rob him as he walked to work.

Lieutenant Schmiemann was leaving his house on his way to work when an armed man approached him and ordered Lieutenant Schmiemann to turn over this money. Lieutenant Schmiemann drew his weapon and identified himself as an officer. The suspect shot Lieutenant Schmiemann and fled. Lieutenant Schmiemann was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. The suspect was arrested later in the day when he sought medical attention for his wound.

The suspect was charged with and later convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Lieutenant Schmiemann had served with the New York City Police Department for 21 years and was survived by his wife and five children. He was assigned to the Inspections Services.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge No number

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years to life

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