Officer James J. Schumacher, Jr.

Officer James J. Schumacher, Jr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Saturday, June 13, 1981

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James J. Schumacher, Jr.

Officer Schumacher was struck by a vehicle and killed while issuing a traffic citation to a vehicle on U.S. Highway 99. While obtaining the driver's signature the vehicle was sideswiped and Officer Schumacher was dragged more than 100 feet. The driver of the vehicle that struck him had fallen asleep. He was charged with manslaughter.
Officer Schumacher had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 7164

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Jim, It’s been 39 years since you left us and 10 years since I last left you a note. I just wanted to tell you how much you are still missed and how much I personably remember and cherish our days at the academy and in South LA. You will always be in our hearts and minds and your love to our beloved Blue and Gold will never leave us. Rest easy and know you are with us forever. God bless you and your family and God Bless our brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South Los Angeles 1969-1971

June 13, 2020

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