Special Officer Frank J. Schimunek

Special Officer Frank J. Schimunek

Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, March 14, 1928

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Frank J. Schimunek

Special Officer Frank Schimunek was accidentally shot and killed when his service weapon accidentally discharged in New York City, New York, while he was inspecting the undercarriage of a truck at approximately 12:30 pm.

The incident occurred on Pier 8 on the North Hudson River, near Rector Street, in Manhattan. His revolver discharged as he bent over, fatally wounding him.

Special Officer Schimunek was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location New York

accidental discharge

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Officer Schimunek,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 14, 2024

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