Sergeant James L. Scholl

Sergeant James L. Scholl

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, August 1, 1953

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James L. Scholl

Sergeant James Scholl was shot and fatally wounded and another officer was seriously wounded on July 20th, 1953, during a gun battle at a tavern and died as a result of those injuries on August 1st, 1953.

He and other officers had discovered several men burglarizing a tavern in the 1800 block of Broening Highway at approximately 3:00 am. One of the subjects opened fire, wounding Sergeant Scholl.

The 20-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Sergeant Scholl had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 10 years and was a second generation officer with the agency. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, sister, and three brothers.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 1240

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 20, 1953
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

burglary

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