Patrolman John Schroeder

Patrolman John Schroeder

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 17, 1901

John Schroeder

Patrolman John Schroeder was electrocuted when he attempted to pickup a live wire with his wooden night stick at the intersection of Charlton Street and Zeltner Street, in Corryville.

Several kite tails had become stuck on the wire, causing it burn through and fall to teh ground. As he moved the wire towards the utility pole it slipped down the nightstick and made contact with his hand.

Patrolman Schroeder had served with the Cincinnati Police Division for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, parents, and brother. His brother also served with the Cincinnati Police Division.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 17, 2010

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