Police Officer David Charles Schmid

Police Officer David Charles Schmid

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 16, 1992

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David Charles Schmid

Officer David Schmid was killed when his police motorcycle collided with a car while reporting to his regular duty shift.

He had just completed a special night patrol shift due to an outbreak of violence in South Central Los Angeles. He was ejected from his motorcycle when a car turned left in front of him. He succumbed to his injuries eight hours later.

Officer Schmid was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for over eight years. He was survived by his expectant wife and parents.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge 24558
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Great guy and Air Force veteran. Had the opportunity to work with him during his military stint, Rest Easy.

JIm McDonough, Sergeant
Retired Covina PD

March 19, 2023

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