Patrolman Adolph G. Schneider

Patrolman Adolph G. Schneider

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, September 23, 1920

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Adolph G. Schneider

Patrolman Schneider was killed in an automobile accident while struggling with a prisoner over 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 car during the accident. 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 been with the agency for 21 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 74

Incident Details

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

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio 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 83 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

September 23, 2019

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