John W Schaefer Jr.

End of Watch: Sunday, May 2, 1971

Biographical Info

Age: 28

Tour of Duty: 18 months

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Date of Incident: May 2, 1971

Incident Location: Roselane Court

Weapon Used: Handgun

Case Status: Closed

John Schaefer


Patrolman John Schaefer and Patrolman Wilbur Hayes were shot and killed while checking three (3) men in an alley at approximately 10 pm. As the officers attempted to arrest the men, one of the men produced a gun and opened fire, striking both officers from behind. 

Patrolman Schaefer had been with the agency for 18 months. He is survived by his child, sister, and parents.

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