Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Harry J. Schanz

United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, October 29, 1972

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Reflections for Special Agent Harry J. Schanz

Agent Schanz,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the USNR as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

October 29, 2022

Near is the door of the sea with your name shines bright above the sea
Stars at night rest with you tonight
Even though the storms caused by strong winds your cigarette clears the the shift until then. You friend Omar Araujo.

Humane borders aid Phoenix, Az .

June 9, 2021

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Special Agent Schanz. A true hero of honor and dignity.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 8, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 22, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 28, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 22, 2013

Dad - thinking of you today and always. Smiling at the thought that during this 40th anniversary year since you died, you are now reunited with both of your brothers. I think I am speaking for all of us girls and your sister Sue, when I say that we look forward to the future day when we can say the same. Until then, please know we're all doing fine. Just missing you - Marie


September 22, 2012

Thinking of you and your family this Memorial Day and the legacy you left. Its been 30 years since I learned of your courage and sacrifice through your daughters Cathy and Dorothy. Their love, pride and pain in missing you is still palatable to me. What pride you must have in them and their carriers. Loss in inevitable, love and honor enduring.

Brian Coxon
Lakeforest Park Washington

Brian Coxon

May 30, 2011

As I reflect upon such a tragic event 37 years ago, I find life to be amazing. As a then 7-year-old, my family's life changed dramatically with the loss of our father...therein lies life's great irony. My very strong and determined mother raised her 4 daughters to be independent and successful. If it weren't for these tragic events, would we become the people we are today? The irony is I am thankful for who I am because of these life events.

Lt Col Dorothy R. Schanz, USAF

November 4, 2009

Agent Schanz,
On today, the 36th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 29, 2008

SA Schanz thank you for your willingness to serve our country and your fellowman. You have not been forgotten. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

May 14, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 29, 2007

May you rest in peace Harry.

I knew you at the Chicago Resident Agency as an outstanding and dedicated special agent. I am sure you look down with pride to know that your daughter presently serves as a special agent with NCIS. God bless you and your family. Harry you paid the extreme price as a law enforcement officer - you will always remain in my memory for the fine g gentleman you were.

Blair M. Gluba
Special Agent NCIS (Retired)

Blair M. Gluba, Special Agent (Retired)
Naval Criminal Investigative Service

February 15, 2007

Thank you and your family for your service to our wonderful country. You are gone, but not forgotten.

SA Brad Crews

November 9, 2006

I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 23, 2004

Your was not in vain. Thank you for your service. We will never forget!

Chief Investigator Matt Lyons
U.S. Marine Corps CID (Defunct)

August 10, 2004

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