Police Officer Edward K. Schnittker

Photo of Police Officer Edward K. Schnittker
End of Watch: Wed, Jun 4th, 1930
Date of Incident: Wed, Jun 4th, 1930
Cause of Death: Struck By Train
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 36


He was survived by his wife.


Officer Schnittker was struck and killed by a train at the Lindell-Union crossing while he and his partner were on motorcycle patrol. The two officers had stopped at the closed gates and waited for five minutes, but did not see any train approaching. As the gates went up the two officers began to proceed, but both motorcycles were struck by a train. Officer Schnittker's partner's bike was struck in the rear and he was able to jump off without receiving major injuries. The gatesman and the train engineers were all arrested and held pending an inquest on why the gates came up before the train passed.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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