BPD Remembers: On this day 44 yrs ago, Detective John Schroeder was shot and killed in the line of duty

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On this day 44 yrs ago (11/30/1973), Detective John Schroeder was shot and killed in the line of duty while attempting to prevent an armed robbery. His brother, Walter, a father of 9 children, was shot and killed in the line of duty three years earlier. The service and sacrifice of the Schroeder brothers will never be forgotten. Today, the Schroeder Bros. Memorial Medal, is the highest honor an officer can receive and One Schroeder Plaza, the site of Boston Police Headquarters, is named in their memory.