Patrolman William F. Schreiber

Patrolman William F. Schreiber

Stratford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, July 31, 1946

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William F. Schreiber

Patrolman William Schreiber was shot and killed while investigating a burglary in progress at a restaurant on Boston Avenue. He was shot as he checked an open door to the establishment.

A suspect was identified by never charged due to lack of evidence. However, the suspect was shot and killed 5 weeks later during another burglary.

Patrolman Schreiber had served with the agency for four years and had previously served with the United States Navy. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Patrolman Schrieber,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

July 31, 2021

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