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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As Special Officer Schimunek's only great-granddaughter, I want to thank everyone that takes the time to view his memorial page or leave a comment on it. It makes my heart happy to know that he isn't forgotten.

His only son, who was only 4-years-old at the time of his death, passed 90 years to the day after him (March 14, 2018). I find comfort in knowing they are finally enjoying time together.

Thank you for your service, and I hope you are resting in peace.

Stephanie Schimunek

January 27, 2022

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