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Patrolman John F. Schuetz

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 1919

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Reflections for Patrolman John F. Schuetz

Patrolman John F. Schuetz, today marks the 104th anniversary of your murder at the hands of two meaningless individuals. Their names are not known, but yours has not been forgotten. I know that your descendants look back on your career with pride but mourn that you were taken from them so ruthlessly. I simply pray that your murderers faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

January 27, 2023

Rest in Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

November 29, 2022

Patrolman John Schuetz is my great grandfather. My grandmother lived in the house where her father was murdered her entire life. The back stairs and crawl space always creeped me out as a youngster as I knew the story of how he was shot out back. Iā€™d never seen this page before, kudos to my niece for finding it. My grandmother lost her dad when he was in his 50ā€™s, and her husband died at 51. She was an amazing woman, raising two sons on her own, my dad and uncle.

Scott Burns (USNA ā€˜78)
Great grandson

April 19, 2021

This is my great grandfather. It is nice to know he is still remembered.

Bonnie Grow

April 19, 2021

Patrolman Schuetz is my great-great grandfather. Thanks for keeping his memory and sacrifice alive. I've heard this story multiple times throughout my life, but never the specific details. I am thankful to have found this page through my genealogical research.

Stephanie Burns
Great-great granddaughter of Patrolman Schuetz

April 19, 2021

Patrolman Schuetz,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 27, 2019

Officer Schuetz's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-1-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

July 1, 2018

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

Officer 11166

April 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd 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.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 27, 2012

Ninety-two years matters not since you made the ultimate sacrifice. The CPD will always remember no matter the passage of time.

Detective Thomas Downes

January 27, 2011

Officer Schuetz, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 27, 2010


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 23, 2008

No man goes unnoticed by G-d.Thank you for your service.

January 27, 2006

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