Investigator John J. Schneider

Investigator John J. Schneider

Winona County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, September 7, 1980

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John J. Schneider

Investigator John Schneider was shot and killed after he and two other deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a mobile home on Ontario Lane in Goodview.

As the deputies attempted to force their way into the mobile home the man opened fire with a .22-caliber rifle and struck Investigator Schneider in the chest. The suspect gave himself up after 40 minutes. He was convicted of murder and was subsequently sentenced to life.

Investigator Schneider, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, had served with the Winona County Sheriff's Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 505
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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