Deputy Sheriff Edward M. Schrader

Deputy Sheriff Edward M. Schrader

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 11, 1974

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Edward M. Schrader

Deputy Sheriff Edward Schrader was shot and killed with his own handgun after responding to a domestic disturbance. Deputy Schrader was told by a neighbor that the husband was hiding. When he began to search for the man the suspect rushed him. During the ensuing struggle the man gained control of Deputy Schrader's handgun and shot him.

Deputy Schrader had been with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 17 months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and three siblings.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 93

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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I was just out of 8th grade when my cousin Eddie was killed. As kids & cousins, Eddie, his brother & 2 sisters would have many get togethers with my sister and 3 brothers (family celebrations, July 4th fireworks). His funeral was so surreal it was the first death I ever experienced, and there were so many officers - seemed like thousands. When I saw him laying in his casket, I recall a neatly pressed tan shirt and placed my hand on his chest so I could feel if he was breathing (I so wanted to feel him breathing). All the family was in a terrible state of grief and shock. It was heartbreaking. Eddie was such a funny, kind, caring person
who is gone too soon & forever young. I know he is in heaven with many family, relatives and friends.

Lori Schrader-Stacey
Cousin

August 17, 2019

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