Correctional Officer Alvin M. Schmitt

Correctional Officer Alvin M. Schmitt

Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1969

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Alvin M. Schmitt

Officer Schmitt succumbed to stab wounds sustained two days earlier after being attacked by an inmate with a knife at the Oregon State Penitentiary.

The inmate stabbed him ten times in the neck and chest. Officer Schmitt was transported to Salem Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The 24-year-old suspect, charged with murder, was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was transferred to the state mental hospital. On July 5, 1984, the hospital barber was cutting his hair when he grabbed his scissors and stabbed him. The barber recovered.

Officer Schmitt served with U.S. Navy during WWII.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 9, 1969
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Committed

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 11, 2019

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