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.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

suspicious person

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of City Marshal Frank Schroth of the Ripley Police Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 30, 2022

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