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Detective Donald William Schneider | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

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Donald William Schneider

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, January 4, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Automatic

Offender: Apprehended

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Detective Schneider and Detective Sergeant Carl Wilson were shot and killed when they attempted to apprehend a suspect who had murdered two people. The officers went to the man's home in Orange County. When they went to the front door the man opened fire with an automatic rifle, killing both officers. An Orange County deputy watching the back of the home shot and wounded the suspect before taking him into custody.

Detective Schneider is survived by his wife and three children.

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Detective Sergeant Carl Eugene Wilson
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Thursday, January 4, 1973
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 4, 2012

 

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