City Marshal Frank Schroth

City Marshal Frank Schroth

Ripley Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, May 30, 1933

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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.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

suspicious person

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My Father, David Schroth, was the youngest child of Frank Schroth. He was only 4 years old when his Father was shot and killed

Diana Schroth Phillips
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