Patrolman Anthony Schaffer

Patrolman Anthony Schaffer

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, April 3, 1881

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Anthony Schaffer

Patrolman Anthony Schaffer died as the result of head injuries he sustained in a fall while on patrol near the area of Sycamore Street and Abigail Street at approximately 4:00 am.

He had gone into a business to get warm. When he did not return his partner went inside to locate him and discovered him laying on the basement floor, twelve feet below. Patrolman Schaffer had apparently fallen through an open hatchway while inside of the business.

Patrolman Schaffer's partner and several employees of the business carried him to his home, where he died approximately five hours later.

Patrolman Schaffer had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and more than 10 children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Anthony Schaffer of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 3, 2023

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