Patrolman George W. Schuman

Patrolman George W. Schuman

South Bethlehem Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, August 26, 1907

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George W. Schuman

Patrolman George Schuman was shot twice and killed while attempting to arrest a man in the area of Second Street and Adams Street, near the railroad lines.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of Patrolman Schuman's murder, and hung six months later.

Patrolman Schuman was a United States Navy veteran and had served with the South Bethlehem Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, adopted daughter, brother, and sister.

He is buried at Nisky Hille Cemetary, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania


  • Age 47
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1908

arrest attempt

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Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice by your fellow law enforcement.

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

August 26, 2020

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