Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer's courageous fight with Leukemia has come to an end.
His friends and colleagues say Nathan was an invaluable member of the Police Department, his Church and his Community.
Nathan has been with The EPD for 11 years serving as a motor patrol officer, part of the Crime Prevention Unit. Most recently Nathan was assigned to Holly's House, investigating Domestic and Sexual Violence Crimes.
He also served as the interim pastor for Northwoods Church where he shared his faith with the community, and led a weekly bible study for Law Enforcement known as Code3 Ministries.
Nathan has overcome adversity and done the unthinkable since first being diagnosed with Leukemia 9 years ago. When Nathan needed a perfect match for a bone marrow transplant, he found a donor in a brother from whom he was separated from at birth and never knew he had.
When Nathan was told he would not be able to have children of his own, he and his wife, Lindsay adopted. A few years later, Nathan and Lindsay again beat the odds by having two children of their own. When Nathan was diagnosed with a second round of Leukemia, he beat it, again.
The community support for Nathan has been immense and thousands of dollars have been raised in his name. Donations will continue to be accepted on behalf of Nathan on the EPD Foundation website. www.epdfoundation.org/schroer.html
Nathan is survived by his wife Lindsay, and their three Children, Elyon, Micaiah and Haddon. A Memorial Service will be held for Nathan later this week. Check Evansville Police Department of Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office Facebook Page for Details.
"Nathan will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a devoted husband, father, public servant, leader in his church and to youth he served, the Police Department and to the Prosecutor's Office, where Nathan was a vital part in several cases. Many of those cases involved domestic or sexual violence. Nathan spent many nights at Holly's House talking to victims. Nathan's caring spirit gave them voice and strength."
"Great things have been done by Nathan Schroer and it is my hope that we can continue that legacy in honor of him. He will be greatly missed. He was a true guardian of justice." – Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann.
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