Detective Louis F. Schroeder

Detective Louis F. Schroeder

New York Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, January 17, 1921

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Louis F. Schroeder

Detective Louis Schroeder and Detective Augustus Long were shot and killed during a payroll robbery by four men at the New York Central Terminal in Toledo, Ohio. The suspects shot the two detectives after robbing a ticket agent of more then $10,000.

One suspect committed suicide as he was about to be apprehended. Two suspects were apprehended and sentenced to death. One was was executed on July 1, 1921, and the second was executed on March 3, 1922. The fourth suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life.

Detective Schroeder was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 64
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Ohio
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed


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Det. Schroeder,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice as Law Enforcement Officers.


United States Border Patrol

January 17, 2021

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