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Nathan Schroer

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Nathan Schroer
BornNathan Hoyt Schroer
October 20, 1975
Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
💀DiedNovember 19, 2013 (age 38)
Evansville, IndianaNovember 19, 2013 (age 38)
🏳️ Nationality
Other names
💼 Occupation
  • Music executive
  • police officer

💵 Salary :
  • Cofounded Nkosi
  • cancer recovery
👩 Spouse(s)Lindsay Hutchison (2000-2013)
👶 ChildrenElyon Hoyt
Micaiah Shaddai
Haddon Lucille

Nathaniel Hoyt Schroer was an American Christian hip-hop musician, record executive, and police officer who worked 11 years for the Evansville Police Department as a patrolman, crime prevention officer, and narcotics and sexual violence detective and according to fellow officer Billy Brolin, "one of the best sex crimes investigater in the EPD". He was also the co-founder Christian record label Nkosi Records and the founder of Code 3 Ministries. Schroer worked as an associate pastor for Northwoods Southern Baptist Church. His work made him a selection for the 2013 list of Evansville’s 20 Under-40 Emerging Leaders sponsored by the Evansville Business Journal.[1]

Schroer was diagnosed with leukemia cancer two years after graduating the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2002. Despite going into remission and undergoing a stem-cell transplant that saved his life in 2004, he died on November 19, 2013.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Childhood, conversion, and education (1975-2002)[edit]

Schroer was born on October 20, 1975 to Gregory Schroer and Marlene Michael in Evansville, Indiana. His parents divorced two years after his birth. His mother remarried and divorced again when he was eight years old. Due to his mother’s emotional and substance abuse, Schroer was raised in Robards, Kentucky with his father. Schroer classified himself as non-religious until he reluctantly attended a P.O.D. concert. He converted to Christianity within the next month.[3] Schroer became interested in music at young age. “I became immersed in playing music,” he later explained. “[It was my] way of finding an identity.” Music also played a big part in his conversion." Schroer graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University. In 2002, he graduated with honors from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

Law enforcement and ministry (2003-12)[edit]

Schroer graduated from the ILEA in 2002. He began working as a patrolman and police detective. Schroer served 11 years as an officer for the Evansville Police Department. He also served with the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers to train police officers in Moldova and Kenya and also founded the police ministry Code 3 Ministries. Schroer caught the eye of Christian evangelical organization I Am Second which produced a short film on him. The film was released a year after his death.

Musical career (2013-17)[edit]

Schroer, who had played with several Christian bands, one of which got signed to a bigger Christian label, expressed a deep interest in expand the Christian music scene in Evansville. In 2013, he co-founded Christian hip-hop label Nkosi Records. The label went on to release six albums with numerous different artists and was active for four years until it shut down in 2017.[4]

Illness and death[edit]

First diagnosis and recovery (2004-12)[edit]

Schroer was diagnosed with leukemia cancer in January 2004. Chemotherapy wasn’t working, so doctors scheduled him for a stem cell transplant in 2004. The transplant wouldn’t have possible without the discovery of Schroer’s brother who was put up for adoption shortly after birth. The stem cell transplant saved his life.[5]

Second diagnosis, recovery, and death (2013)[edit]

However, Schroer’s cancer returned in 2013. He recovered and was cancer-free for a few months.[6] However, in late 2013, Schroer was diagnosis for third time with leukemia cancer.[7] He died at 2:10 P.M. on November 19, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Schroer was married to Lindsay Hutchinson in 2000 and up until his death in 2013. Since Lindsay was unable to have kids, they adopted Elyon Hoyt Schroer. However, despite being told she couldn't, Nathan and Lindsay had two biological children: Micaiah Shaddai and Haddon Lucille.


Schroer was renown for his work in the field as a police officer and undercover detective. He was also praised for his work with Code 3 Minstries and the FCPO. Schroer's cofounded label, Nkosi Records, was active for a span of four years until it shut down in 2017. Schroer’s testimony was displayed in an I Am Second film that was previewed at the 2014 Evansville Guns and Hoses event.


  1. “Evansville Police Officer Nathan Schroer Passes Away.” City-County Observer, 19 Nov. 2013, city-countyobserver.com/evansville-police-officer-nathan-schroer-passes-away/.
  2. O’Bryan, Ryan. “EPD Detective Nathan Schroer Loses Leukemia Battle.” 106.1 KISS FM, 19 Nov. 2013, 3:32 P.M., 1061evansville.com/evansville-police-detective-nathan-schroer-loses-battle-with-leukemia/.
  3. Nathan Schroer.” Most Important Thing, www.mostimportantthing.org/nathan-schroer/.
  4. Nathan Schroer.” Legacy.com, Evansville Courier & Press, 21 Nov. 2013, m.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=nathaniel-schroer.
  5. O’Bryan, Ryan. “EPD Detective Nathan Schroer Loses Leukemia Battle.” 106.1 KISS FM, 19 Nov. 2013, 3:32 P.M., 1061evansville.com/evansville-police-detective-nathan-schroer-loses-battle-with-leukemia/.
  6. “Detective's Faith, Family Strengthened After 'Miracle' Biopsy.” TRISTATEHOMEPAGE, Nexstar Broadcasting , 6 July 2013, www.tristatehomepage.com/news/detectives-faith-family-strengthened-after-miracle-biopsy/171255023.
  7. Prell, Jon. “Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer Has Lost His Battle with Leukemia.” WKDQ.com, Townsquare Media, 19 Nov. 2013, 3:48 P.M., wkdq.com/evansville-police-detective-nathan-schroer-has-lost-his-battle-with-leukemia/.
  8. Nathan Schroer.” I Am Second, www.iamsecond.com/seconds/nathan-schroer/.

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