Military Police Officer Derek Matthew Schultz

Military Police Officer Derek Matthew Schultz

United States Military Academy at West Point Provost Marshal's Office, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 20, 1987

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Derek Matthew Schultz

Military Police Officer Derek Schultz was killed when he was struck by a bus while on post at the Washington Gate at West Point Military Academy at approximately 1210 hours.

He was directing traffic at the scene of a minor accident and giving directions to another bus driver when a second bus lost control and veered in his direction. Officer Schultz saw the vehicle and attempted to move out of its way when he was struck. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries that night. The bus driver plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

MP Schultz had served in the U.S. Army for two years and was survived by his mother.

Bio

  • Age 20
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge USMA 157
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Location New York

directing traffic

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You were a good man, always squared away, a team player, always helping others, and when appropriate fun.

I'm a better man having known you.

Rest in peace my friend. God bless.

Todd Alber, former Sgt E-5, Retired MPD
A-10 4th Platoon Ft McClellan, Al 85-86

May 29, 2019

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