Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Leslie Paul Schellbach

Lincoln Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Leslie Paul Schellbach

Officer Schellbach,

Residents of Lincoln, CA will always remember you, especially when driving by the street honoring you and your sacrifice. God bless you, your wife and two children.

Ray and Anne Birge
Oakland P.D. and San Bernardino County D.A.

December 12, 2018

My Dad, Roger Burnett, was a pallbearer at his funeral and fellow police officer at the Lincoln Police Department. I am so sorry to the family for their loss. God be with you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice Officer Schellbach. Rest in peace.

Candace Burnett Bradley
Father was a Lincoln police officer

December 12, 2018

Brother. Your sacrifice to protect our community will not be forgotten. Thank you for your dedication and service.

Senior Chaplain John Akers
Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy

November 16, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. May the cowards who took your life rot and suffer.

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

December 12, 2017

Memory Eternal to Patrolman Leslie Paul Shellbach! Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

Jonathan Bonato
Former Roommate of Fr. Paul Shellbach

December 28, 2015

Dear Patrolman Leslie Paul "Les" Schellbach:
May your Memory be Eternal! Always in our hearts.
Fr. Leslie Paul Schellbach, Jr., Beloved son
Patricia Lee Schellbach, Daughter-in-law

Patricia Lee Schellbach
Daughter-in-law

September 25, 2013

You are not forgotten Les. Many years have passed but I still remember our conversations at Mrs. Stevens coffeehouse.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

December 27, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
Mother of fallen office Larry Lasater

December 12, 2009

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Schellbach. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Officer Shellbach,

Rest in peace...To respond to a call to assist a brother officer when you know the danger is the highest form of bravery. I hope God has brought comfort to your family and pray that he will continue to do so.

Former Civilian Employee, Pennsylvania State Police

Former PSP Civilian

November 20, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 12, 2007

You are gone but not forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice. God bless you.

Tpr. #4358
IL State Police

June 8, 2005

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