Police Officer August Schwind

Police Officer August Schwind

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, June 9, 1918

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August Schwind

Police Officer August Schwind succumbed to injuries sustained when he was thrown from his horse on Jefferson Drive near Clayton Avenue in Forest Park.

He was returning to the Forest Park Station when his horse began to gallop. As he tried to get control of the horse he was thrown from it and suffered a fractured skull. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to the injuries four hours later.

Officer Schwind had served with the agency for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

mounted patrol

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Gone but not forgotten 100yrs later brother.

TFC Leonard Widener
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June 9, 2018

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