BPD Remembers: On today 46 years in the past, Detective John D. Schroeder was shot and killed within the line of obligation whereas trying to forestall an armed theft. His brother, Walter, a father of 9 youngsters, was shot and killed within the line of obligation three years earlier. The service and sacrifice of the Schroeder brothers won’t ever be forgotten. As we speak, the Schroeder Brothers Memorial Medal is the very best honor a Boston Police Officer can obtain and One Schroeder Plaza, the location of Boston Police Headquarters, is known as of their reminiscence.
Detective Schroeder was 54 years previous on the time of his loss of life and had been with the division for 22 years. He was laid to relaxation at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury. Detective Schroeder’s identify is situated on the Nationwide Regulation Enforcement Memorial, panel 16, west line 1, in addition to the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Regulation Enforcement Memorial on the State Home in Downtown Boston.
A Hero Signal has been positioned in his honor within the space of Washington Road and Newcomb Road in Decrease Roxbury.