Marshal August Schultz

Marshal August Schultz

Tiffin Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, October 25, 1895

August Schultz

Marshal Schultz was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to reports of a man with a gun acting strangely. As the officers attempted to talk to the man a scuffle ensued and Marshal Schultz was shot. The other officer was able to arrest the man and then took Marshal Schultz to town to seek medical treatment.

The suspect was convicted of Marshal Schultz's death and sentenced to death by hanging. He was later released from prison and died when he fell off of a roof.

The second officer involved in the incident was Patrolman Pat Sweeney, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in an unrelated incident on March 30, 1908.

Marshal Schultz was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released from prison

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Marshal August Schultz of the Tiffin Police Department, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 25, 2018

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