Patrolman John Schroeder

Patrolman John Schroeder

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 17, 1901

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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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John Schroeder of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 17, 2018

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