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.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 7164

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 12, 2020

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