Detective Sergeant Antone Schoembs

Detective Sergeant Antone Schoembs

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, November 19, 1919

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Antone Schoembs

Sergeant Antone Schoembs was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest car thieves. Sergeant Schoembs and his partner were trailing a vehicle with stolen license plates. Sergeant Schoembs jumped onto the running board of the vehicle was attempted to arrest the suspect when one of the men twisted Sergeant Schoembs gun from his hand and shot him.

The two suspects were later apprehended in Santa Clara County. As the deputies drove the suspects to jail in the stolen car one of the reached under the seat and produced a handgun and shot one of the deputies. The other deputy was able to apprehend the suspects, who then confessed to murdering Sergeant Schoembs.

Both suspects were sentenced to life in prison. Both were denied parole in 1937. The suspect who shot Sergeant Schoembs was transferred to Mendocino State Mental Hospital in 1938 and was declared hopelessly insane.

Sergeant Schoembs was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted; life in prison

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Det. Sgt. Schoembs,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Francisco.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 19, 2019

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