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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Rest in peace always knowing your service, both military and police, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 31, 2020

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