Patrol Officer Paul Scholz

Patrol Officer Paul Scholz

Union City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, August 31, 1929

Paul Scholz

Patrol Officer Paul Scholz died from injuries sustained the previous day.

He and his partner had responded to a citizen's complaint about a boiler malfunction at a home at 201 43rd Street. While talking with the individual the boiler exploded, injuring several people and killing another person at the scene.

Officer Scholz had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion
  • Incident Date Friday, August 30, 1929

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2013

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