Patrolman William H. Schnell

Patrolman William H. Schnell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, January 2, 1892

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William H. Schnell

Officer William Schnell became the victim of an unanticipated discharge while cleaning his service revolver.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year, 10 months
  • Badge 2188

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Officer Schnell's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-23-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 23, 2018

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