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 was charged with murder and found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was transferred to the state mental hospital.

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 Taken into custody

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Officer Schmitt,
On today, the 48th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you with the USN during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

April 11, 2017

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