Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Frederick M. Schmitz

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, November 9, 1925

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Reflections for Patrolman Frederick M. Schmitz

Officer Schmitz's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-2-19 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 2, 2019

Patrolman Schmitz,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2017

The 28 years of my life I never bothered to ask about my families history. I never heard any stories nor the names of my grandparents so i did my own research and came across this Memorial page. I was startled to find out the cause of my great grandfathers death but he passed as an honorable brave & sacrificial man as well as my grandfather, his son. I must admit I am very proud to say I am a Schmitz.

Vanessa Schmitz
Daughter of Andrew Schmitz

December 17, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Schmitz. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86h anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 9, 2011

Your dedication to the star you wore cannot be matched. Although it has been 85 years your sacrifice will not be forgotten by the CPD. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes

November 9, 2010

Thank you for your bravery and your dedicated service. You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 23, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 5, 2007

I never knew my Grandfather, He passed long before I was born. I did know his 2 sons and one daughter, my Dad, Uncle Fred and Aunt Catherine.

I grew up in the house he was killed in but, did not know the story for many years, it was hard for my Dad to talk about losing his father when he was just a kid.

My father, Richard F. Schmitz, carried on the tradition of service and joined the CPD after WW2, where he was presented a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars.

He rose to the rank of Lt. and received many accolades. He passed this last year. His children still get together with his widow every Sunday.
I think he would say that was his greatest accomplishment.

Frederick M Schmitz

June 6, 2007

Officer Schmitz, it's horrible that you were murdered, that's a fact, but it is comforting to know that the punks that did this, did it because you had the pressure on them. Job well done brother. You will not be forgotten, your service will not be forgotten, and may the punks that did this get their just rewards. Rest easy my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.

SGT. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia CO FL SO

November 21, 2006

Rest In Peace

Public Service Officer Rob Larson

August 29, 2006

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, Rest In Peace. We will carry on the fine tradition of the Dept.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

November 9, 2004

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