Police Officer Jonathan James "AJ" Schroeder

Police Officer Jonathan James "AJ" Schroeder

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, August 31, 2006

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Jonathan James "AJ" Schroeder

Officer Jonathan Schroeder was shot and killed while he and fellow officers served a warrant on a man wanted for rape and burglary.

The officers were serving the warrant at a home on West 98th Street when the assailant opened fire, striking Officer Schroeder in the shoulder area not protected by his vest.

Officer Schroeder was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds shortly after midnight.

The killer was taken into custody and charged with aggravated murder. He convicted of the charges and sentenced to life.

Officer Schroeder had served with the Cleveland Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and 10-month-old son.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 2191

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 30, 2006
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Det. James Skernivitz you gave your life today as you worked for a city that reduced funding to the police dept for the last 30 years but you and many others gave it your all for that myself and many others thank you for that. RIP brother

Timothy Anderson Retired Det. 2312
Cleveland Police Dept.

September 4, 2020

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