Patrolman August Schneider

Patrolman August Schneider

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, August 26, 1898

August Schneider

Patrolman Schneider, of the Street Inspection Squad, was killed when he fell through stairs of a building he was inspecting.

Patrolman Schneider noticed construction material in the street in front of 221 West 28th Street in Manhattan and entered the building to talk to the contractor. As he walked across two narrow planks to gain access to the basement he fell through them to the basement floor striking his head. Patrolman Schneider died before an ambulance could arrive.

Patrolman Schneider served with the New York City Police Department for six years.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Patrolman Schneider,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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August 26, 2018

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