Patrolman Adolph G. Schneider

Patrolman Adolph G. Schneider

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 1920

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Adolph G. Schneider

Patrolman Adolph Schneider was killed in an automobile crash while struggling with a prisoner over the control of a gun.

He had arrested the man and was transporting him to jail when the man pulled a gun out. During the struggle, the patrol car crashed at the intersection of Town Street and Front Street. Patrolman Schneider was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. He was transported to Grant Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries several days later.

The prisoner was charged with causing Patrolman Schneider's death. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison on May 10, 1921.

Patrolman Schneider had served with the Columbus Division of Police for 21 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 74

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, September 20, 1920

arrest, prisoner custody, transport

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Adolph G. Schneider of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 96 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 24, 2023

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