November 26, 1934, Officer Schroder
was shot and killed by another Officer,
Myron K. Fanning, who was highly intoxicated and despondent over his
presence and failure to provide assistance during the Union Station Massacre. Officers Schroder and J.A. Yoeham responded to Union Station after a Fanning created a disturbance and was brandishing his revolver. When the officers confronted Fanning in the train yard, Fanning opened fire striking Schroder in the chest. Officer Schroder died within a few minutes. Fanning left the scene in a taxi but was apprehended a short time after the assault.
Officer Schroder, 24, was survived by his wife, Doris.
Interred: Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant