Chief of Police Charles L. Schmidt

Chief of Police Charles L. Schmidt

Carlstadt Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, April 29, 1910

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Charles L. Schmidt

Chief Charles Schmidt succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day as he attempted to arrest a suspect wanted for assault. The man opened fire, striking Chief Schmidt in the arm and chest.

The suspect also shot and wounded the police chief from Rutherford, New Jersey, before barricading himself in a boathouse. He remained in the boathouse for several hours before committing suicide.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 28, 1910
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Chief Schmidt,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carlstadt.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 29, 2020

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