York in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Memorial Bench in Memory of Police Officer Henry C. Schaad
Officer Henry C. Schaad was a 22 year old Rookie Police Officer who on July 18th, 1969 was shot while riding across the College Ave bridge in an armored vehicle during the Race riots here in York, PA.
Just a short way from here on the College Ave bridge a group of armed black residents fired on the armored vehicle in which Officer Schaad was riding. He and fellow officers were on their way to a call for another shooting in the area, when a bullet ripped through the armored vehicle and struck Officer Schaad in the shoulder, causing major internal injuries. Officer Schaad succumbed to his injuries on August 1st, 1969 becoming the second killing of the Racial riots in York, PA.
This is a very shameful event to happen in the City of York, PA. and it is a very bad part of our history, but nonetheless it is our History and this story must continue to be told. We must "never" forget the sacrifice that Officer Schaad made for his family.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Notable Events • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1969.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 N Newberry St, York PA 17401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Bench in Memory of Ms. Lillie Belle Allen (here, next to this marker); The Forry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Statue of Liberty Replica (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979) (approx. ¼ mile away); York Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liberty Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Jacob L. Devers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
Additional keywords. 1969 Race Riots
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.