Patrolman Schneider was killed in an automobile accident while struggling with a prisoner over control of a gun. He had arrested the man and was transporting him to jail when the man pulled a gun out. During the struggle the patrol car crashed at the intersection of Town Street and Front Street. Patrolman Schneider was ejected from car during the accident. He succumbed to his injuries several days later.
The prisoner was charged with causing Patrolman Schneider's death. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison on May 10, 1921.
Patrolman Schneider had been with the agency for 21 years.