Deputy Sheriff John Mark Schmitt

Deputy Sheriff John Mark Schmitt

Washington County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, September 7, 1998

John Mark Schmitt

Deputy John Schmitt was killed while he and his partner were responding to a call for back up from a local law enforcement agency when their squad car was involved in a accident with two other cars. A total of seven others were injured. Deputy Schmitt's rookie partner was admitted to a local hospital for observation.

Deputy Schmitt had served with the agency for 8 years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 465

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Spike, I recently drove through Kewaskum and became overwhelmed with memories. I am smiling right now recalling the laughs we had meeting for dinner during our shifts or sharing a beer at the Jug after shift. It has been 20 years and you still make me laugh. RIP brother

Lt. Russell T. Fell
WI DNR now, West Bend PD then

October 21, 2018

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