Medal of Honor - Deputy Edward Michael Schrader
May 15, 1950 - July 11, 1974
Deputy Edward Schrader was hired by Riverside County Sheriff on February 20, 1973. He employed with this department for 17 months. Deputy Schrader was assigned to the Elsinore Station.
Deputy Schrader attended the Riverside Sheriff's 55th Basic Academy in the fall of 1973. He began his career with Riverside County Sheriff and did not work for any other agency. Deputy Schrader received numerous commendations from citizens while employed with this department.
On July 11, 1974, Deputy Schrader responded to a family disturbance call in Rancho California. A man and wife were arguing over custody of their children. The wife called the Elsinore Station for assistance. When Deputy Schrader arrived, he talked to the wife about the disturbance. Deputy Schrader was informed by a neighbor that the husband (suspect) was hiding. When Deputy Schrader tried to locate the suspect, he was "surprised" by the suspect. The suspect eventually got Deputy Schrader's gun and shot him. Deputy Schrader was killed instantly.
Deputy Schrader was survived by his wife. They did not have children. Deputy Schrader was also survived by his parents, one brother and two sisters. Deputy Schrader was born in Lynwood, California.