Deputy Sheriff John Mark Schmitt

Deputy Sheriff John Mark Schmitt

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, September 7, 1998

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John Mark Schmitt

Deputy Sheriff John Schmitt was killed in a vehicle crash while he and his partner were responding to a request for backup from a neighboring law enforcement agency.

Their patrol car collided with two other vehicles. 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 Washington County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 465

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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On behalf of the U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and support staff for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During National Police Week the focus is even greater that we never forget the officers and their families. Today, May 20th, 2022, we honor and remember you Deputy Schmitt. Rest in Peace.

United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

May 20, 2022

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