Assistant Marshal Albert Schmitt

Assistant Marshal Albert Schmitt

Cheviot Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 28, 1921

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Albert Schmitt

Assistant Marshal Albert Schmitt was fatally injured while pursuing two motorcycles with sidecars on Boudinot Avenue into Cincinnati.

As they approached Werk Road one of the riders intentionally collided with Marshal Schmitt's motorcycle, causing it to hit the curb. Marshal Schmitt was thrown into a tree and suffered a fractured skull.

The rider who collided with him also crashed. He removed the license plate from his motorcycle and was then picked up by the other motorcycle and fled the scene, leaving behind an injured passenger in the sidecar. A citizen witnessed the incident and wrote down the license plate numbers of both motorcycles before the riders fled.

The subject who caused the collision was charged with manslaughter.

Marshal Schmitt died from head injuries the next day at Cincinnati General Hospital.

Assistant Marshal Schmitt had served with the Cheviot Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, four children, and parents.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Friday, May 27, 1921
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

motorcycle, pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! Honoring the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Assistant Marshal Albert Schmitt of the Cheviot Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 28, 2024

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