Patrolman Frederick M. Schmitz

Patrolman Frederick M. Schmitz

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, November 9, 1925

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Frederick M. Schmitz

Patrolman Frederick M. Schmitz was killed by a bomb that was thrown through the front window of his home at 5233 W Van Buren Street in retaliation for his police work.

Patrolman Schmitz had served with the Chicago Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 1253

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Not available

at home, off duty, retaliation

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Officer Schmitz's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-2-19 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 2, 2019

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