Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kathleen C. Schaefer

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 18, 1982

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Reflections for Police Officer Kathleen C. Schaefer

Officer Schaefer, today marks the 36th year since you died doing the job. Thank you for your brief service. You are truly a hero.

God Bless you and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

On another note, the Officer who mistakenly took your life should be prayed for. A huge and terrifying mistake that took the life of a loving mother and wife and good Police Officer. Though no one could truly match the suffering of your loving family at home, no doubt he/she suffered greatly as well.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 18, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 18, 2018

Thank you for your brave service.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

August 29, 2017

For some reason your memory is on my heart. May your family continue to be blessed.

Joe. Willis
Special Prosecution Unit-Retired

February 7, 2017

This will always be a day of sadness for me. Kathy was special to me and many others, and the tragic circumstances of her passing will always be with me. God Bless her children, as they lost so much more than the rest of us...

George Isleib, Sergeant (retired)
Houston Police Department

August 18, 2016

Rest in Peace Police Officer Kathleen C. Schaefer. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 13, 2016

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

Kathy was an amazing person and friend. She loved her family and her job...gone way too soon...missed by many.

Tinsley Guinnshaver LT

August 18, 2015

Just left the Humble Police Memorial, where all Texas fallen officers were remembered. You and your family were honored. Thank you for giving your life for all our safety!

Danny's (brother) sister-in-law

May 11, 2015

I met Officer Schaefer when she worked a security duty in our office building on Post Oak near loop 610
She became my friend I still have a valentine day card she sent to me during that time A lovely lady who was such fun to be with it broke my heart that night

I am not on HP force
A friend

August 19, 2014

I met Kathleen in 1982 while working at the Harris County District Atty's office in the Police Intake division. Kathleen was beautiful, outgoing and I enjoyed the time I had getting to know her. I have thought of her often over the years, and after 33 years of emergency services she is a huge part of my PTSD healing. God bless your spirit sweet Kathleen, rest in peace! Bless and keep always.

Bess Helm
HC Dist Atty Ofc

August 9, 2014

Heroes live forever, Officer Schaefer, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 18, 2013

Thank you so much for all of our kind words on this anniversary.

To Sgt. G.W. Iseib, I am intriqued. I would welcome any private conversation you might feel comfortable with.

You can email me privately at:

As always, I appreciate any information and/or thoughts you might have regarding my mother.


September 9, 2012

I can not believe it has been this many years. The thoughts of Kathy are as fresh and real today as they were back when we work together. May her family continue to find God's peace and comfort.

J.E. Willis, Investigator
Texas Special Prosecution Unit

August 20, 2012

Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, co-workers, and agency of this warrior who was taken from us far too soon. Rest In Peace…We will carry on for you…

SGT Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

August 18, 2012

I met Kathy in the early summer of 1982 when she was initially assigned to my squad in the Narcotics Division. As an aside, her husband had been my first supervisor after I graduated from the academy.Kathy worked closely with me and two other officers on a daily basis, but on that night, the three of us had taken off work and she went out with a different group. I could say a lot here about what happened but that's for another venue, and I'll only say that this tragic event was totally preventable. Although I knew her only a short time, Kathy and I had become close friends. I know she loved her children dearly and she was happy in her profession. Kathy was a good person, a solid officer and a close friend. I feel blessed that she touched my life.

Sgt. G. W. Isleib (Retired)

August 18, 2012

She was a really nice person and a hard working officer. I remember her excitement when she was accepted into Narcotics. It was a really sad thing.

Sgt. C.J. Grysen

August 18, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Schaefer. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th anniversary year 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 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.

I normally would have left this reflection on your actual e.o.w. date, but I came upon your story after doing some research on the death of Lt. Sharon Moore, I felt I did not want to wait until August to pay my respect. We are about the same age and it saddens me to think of all the years that you were robbed of due to this tragic incident. I am sure that it changed forever the lives of all those involved.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 11, 2012

Aunt Kathleen,
You are always in our hearts and in our thoughts. God bless you for all of your dedication to fighting crime. You are a true angel!

Shannon Alexander (Price)

February 15, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Schaefer - you're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 18, 2011

i have had kathy on my mind for days now and just typed her name into google. so many great memories and such a deep pain and loss at her passing came flooding back when this page opened. I knew kathy very well, we shared a birthday, though she was older than I i always felt connected to her and safe around her. i am sorry that i lost touch with teresa and lynn i have often checked in on them through others... i am delighted to see that Kristina is the granddaughter. i am certain that kathy would be very proud of her kids and what they have accomplished in spite of suffering through such a tragic and unexpected loss...i send my love out to T and L and your families. i remember and celebrate her every year on her birthday and on august 18th. Kathy was a wonderful friend and great person and is still very much missed. T

friend and coworker

July 22, 2011

How these 18 years have passed. I think of you often, the last night I saw you in the narcotics off, the night I heard of the incident, and wonder how your family is doing. May they be blessed with your memory.

Joe Willis

September 8, 2010

Twenty-eight years should seem like a long time ago, but it doesn't feel that way. Sometimes it seems like yesterday that I saw you at work.

After reading a story about a Canadian officer's PTSD, and the many friends he lost to violence on the job, it caused me to think of the friends I lost to the job. You were the first friend I lost and so I naturally thought of you.

It's good, I think, that your friends and family still remember you here and elsewhere. The memorial in DC has a quotation that says what matters about the officers memorialized there is not how they died, but how they lived their lives. The remembrances here honor how you impacted our lives in big and small ways that we will always remember, and will always miss.

A friend
Retired HPD

August 14, 2010

I visited the Police Officer Memorial during police week at Washington DC and had the opportunity to meet some members of your family. I met your grandson and actually took a photo with. You have a wonderful and caring family. Thank you for your service and you will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Ray Winick
Orange PD

September 11, 2009

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