Police Officer August Schwind

Photo of Police Officer August Schwind
End of Watch: Sun, Jun 9th, 1918
Date of Incident: Sun, Jun 9th, 1918
Cause of Death: Animal (Accidental)
Service Time: 21 years
Age: 41


His wife Bertha.


Officer Schwind was severely injured when he was thrown from his horse in Forest Park. He was returning to the Forest Park station when his horse began to gallop. As he tried to gain control of the horse he was thrown from it and suffered a fractured skull. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to the injuries four hours later.

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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