April 1st, 2014 by milwaukeepolice

APPOINTED: February 9, 1923

DECEASED: April 4, 1925

Detective Harold W. Schmidt was killed in the line of duty on April 4, 1925.  Detective Schmidt had two Chicago men under surveillance that were believed to be responsible for stealing cars. While he was questioning the men, he was shot to death in street. It is believed the men escaped to Chicago.

Detective Schmidt was 34-years-old.


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