Patrolman Henry George Schnable

Patrolman Henry George Schnable

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, July 1, 1909

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Henry George Schnable

Patrolman Henry Schnable was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a burglar.

Patrolman Schnable encountered a burglar exiting a building in an alley behind 34th Street near Wabash Avenue. Patrolman Schnable ordered the man to stop however, he engaged Officer Schnable in a gun battle. Officer Schnable was mortally wounded.

The killer was arrested two weeks later. In September 1909 a Grand Jury returned a No Bill against the suspect and they were released.

Patrolman Schnable served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 months.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 1062

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available


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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 1, 2020

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