Patrolman Grant Victor Schroder

Photo of Patrolman Grant Victor Schroder
End of Watch: Mon, Nov 26th, 1934
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 24

Survivors

Patrolman Schroder was survived by his wife and parents.

Incident

Patrolman Grant Schroder was shot and killed by an officer who had become despondent over his presence during the Union Station Massacre. He was present when the officers were gunned down at Union Station but had not realized what was happening until the suspects were speeding away fom the scene, at which time he fired several shots at the car. The officer went on a rampage and Patrolman Schroder came into contact with him and was shot and killed.

The Kansas City Massacre occurred when the Pretty Boy Floyd gang attempted to free gang member Frank Nash. Nash was being transported from Oklahoma to the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. Unknown to officers, an informant had relayed all the information regarding the arrival of Nash and his law enforcement escorts to various gangsters throughout the area. As the group of officers and agents entered their cars at Union Station, in Kansas City, the gang opened fire. In the ensuing gun battle Detective Frank Hermanson and Detective William Grooms, of the Kansas City Police Department, Chief of Police Otto Read, of the McAlester Police Department, Oklahoma, and Special Agent Raymond Caffrey, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were shot and killed. Frank Nash, the suspect the gang was trying to free, was also shot and killed.

Pretty Boy Floyd was shot and killed the following year during a shootout with officers. A second gang member was arrested and executed for the murders, and the third gang member was found dead from an unrelated murder.

A little over a year later an officer who was present at the scene became emotionally unstable because of the incident and went on a shooting rampage, killing Patrolman Grant Schroder of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.

Officer Schroder is buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Agency

Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180

Tributes

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