Sergeant David Michael Schmidt (1944-2019)


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Sergeant David Michael Schmidt

Dave was born September 14, 1944 in Covington to Bernard A. and Rosemary (Franxman) Schmidt.  He grew up in Covington.

After high school, Dave joined the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War.  His father passed away while Specialist/4 Schmidt was still serving.

Dave returned home and joined the Covington Police Department as a Patrolman on June 6, 1967.  By the end of 1972, he was assigned as a Detective.  During 1973, Patrolman Schmidt attended the 93rd Session of the FBI National Academy.  He was promoted to Sergeant on January 1, 1976.  Within three years, he was assigned as a Detective Sergeant and investigating homicides.  Sergeant Schmidt retired October 1, 1988 with 25 years of service to his country and community.

He then went to work for St. Elizabeth Healthcare in the Security Department and retired in 2013.

Sergeant Schmidt passed away peacefully at his home in Bellevue on Saturday, July 20, 2019.  He was 74,

Sergeant Schmidt is survived by his wife, Linda (Mathews) Schmidt; children, Ryan (Danielle) Schmidt, David (Hope) Schmidt, and Rhonda (James) Beatsch; grandchildren, Amanda Parton, Amelia Beatsch, Mary Elizabeth Schmidt, Gabriel Schmidt, Alexander Schmidt, and Salem Schmidt; and siblings, Ft. Thomas Police Chief Steve Schmidt (Retired), and Rosanne Schmidt Herrmann.

No funeral services will be held.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076.

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