City Marshal Frank Schroth

City Marshal Frank Schroth

Ripley Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, May 30, 1933

Frank Schroth

Marshal Frank Schroth was shot in the abdomen and killed in a struggle with a man for possession of a shotgun. The suspect refused to answer when he asked him why he was carrying the gun on a public street. Marshal Schroth grabbed the gun; a struggle resulted and the gun discharged killing the marshal instantly. The Adams County Sheriff who was in a nearby garage heard the shot. After a short chase he captured the suspect.

He was survived by his wife and 11 children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 30, 2015

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