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Police Officer George Scheu

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer George Scheu

Continue to rest in eternal peace my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for all of us

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 16, 2017

George Scheu was a great Patrolman and well liked. He organized a lot of Police charity events , belonged to several organizations and he truly loved being a cop.
He LOVED being a husband, and father of three wonderful children. All have grown and he would be very proud of them today.
George was a lot more than Just a Brother-In-Law to me. Taught me how to drive, how to use a gun, and mostly How to be a good Person.

Charles Eamigh
Brother-in-Law, MTA Long Island Railroad

July 16, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your Photo. I found this photo in a 1987 NYC PBA Magazine Article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016



August 11, 2015

It's hard to believe that it has been more than 27 years. George was probably the nicest guy you'd ever meet or get to know. You hear things like that said about people all the time, but in George's case this couldn't be more true. He always had smile on his face and was always right there to help you with anything.
George and I kept crossing paths. Maybe the Good Lord wanted me to learn something about how to be a better person by being around him. I first met George when I got to the 108 Pct as a rookie from the Police Academy in 1970. I was in the Whitestone Naval Reserve back then, so I'd see him there too. I went to work in one day in 1971 and they told me that I had been transferred to the 28Pct. I don't remember how many months went by, but one day I came in to work and there's George. He had been transferred up to the 28 also. That Pct wasn't a very nice place to work in the 1970's, but I think George helped to make life a little bit better for everyone there.
God Bless You George, R.I.P.

P.O. Bill McNeill

October 19, 2014

One of the nicest people I ever knew. He was humble, gentle, respectful, curious, and loyal. I was saddened to learn of this lose that is shared by all men. As John Dunn explained what happens to one of us ,happens to all of us. Knowing George made my life richer and he was the kind of person that was giving the bad guy his rights and respecting him as a human when the evil over came that man and took George away from us all in one of those losses that we don't as much notice as feel.

Stephen Miele
28 Pct.

February 18, 2014

I'll never forget that summer morning when I was coming back home on Murray St. and saw the cop cars and the chalk outline of a body forever etched in my was my neighbor P.O. George Scheu. The tears streamed and all I could think about was Linda and the kids. I'll never forget how the neighborhood kids thought George was a hardass..but he was a good man who wanted to keep his neighborhood safe and free of the kids partying it up on his block and for good reason! Some years later I would learn that it was one of the neighborhood kids who had taken his life..R.I.P George ..godspeed. Linda and the kids I hope you are all doing well as it had been many years since I've seen you guys

Lisa O'Brien

NYS Court Officer

April 5, 2013

George was a gentleman. I knew him from the United States Naval Reserve in Freeport New York. I saw him one weekend a month and two weeks a year active duty for training. Always a smile, glad to job to small. He was a senior petty officer but was the first to lend a hand for any detail. I also was a Police officer at the time and that gave George and I a closer bond.
He was killed the early am of a drill weekend..George didn't show up for muster...strange ..not like him. God bless you buddy. You are in Paradise with our Father. I am better for having known you.

Detective Vince Cloonan
Nassau County Police Department

March 27, 2013

While working alongside and getting to know George in the early 80's in the 028 pct , i've got to know him as a most humbled and reserved human being . A smile of his will always remain on my mind .

God Bless his wife Linda and family .

Fraternally with love

Timothy Motto
ret nypd 028 pct 1992

P.O. Timothy Motto
nypd Ret.

June 17, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 16, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Scheu and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

July 13, 2009

Thankyou for your service OFFICER SCHEU, you are a true hero to us all who will never be forgotten. God bless your family and friends.


January 21, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 2, 2008

Two decades may have passed but you have not been forgotten for you are a true hero. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones, come to them in their dreams and let them feel your presence so they know you are near and watching over them. I know they think of you every day and will continue to do so for as long as they walk this earth. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 16, 2007

There will be a service at the 115th Pct on July 15, 2007 at 2pm. It will be 20 years on July 11th when George was shot and killed.

What a kind, caring, person. Not only a wonderful police officer, but a terrific friend. It was so comforting to have a veteran like George in our squad. He helped everyone. He was the " Guiding Light".
God Bless You, George. Say hi to my dad in heaven.

Ret. Sgt. Robert Uhl
NYPD/ Co-Worker/Friend

July 8, 2007

Thank you for memorializing my father in this way. It was very special to read the comments you wrote and my heart was touched. Thank you for continuing to remember.


April 28, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Scheu and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer Scheu has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends of Officer Scheu, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Scheu is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

SA Thomas Doyle
FBI New York City

March 9, 2007

We miss your smile and helping hand. You are a credit to your family and job. Linda has done a great job raising the kids in your absence in body, but never in mind. You were a great role model to family and friends.
Sleep Well
Rich Petito
l i Shields

Rich Petito

January 29, 2007

WSleep safe Offc.Scheu.

July 16, 2006

George was one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to know. He always went out of his way to help everyone and you never got a chance to even ask, he would just come over and do what needed to be done.
Back then a lot of the old timers never really even talked to the younger Officers but George was different, no hair-bag attitude, just a warm smile and a helping hand.
I learned a lot from George and throughout the rest of my carreer I attempted to be as helpful with my peers as he was.
Deadicated to a True Cop's Cop.
You'll never be forgotton.

Det. Richard Wendell
Retired NYPD

March 19, 2004

George was the first person I saw when walking into the 115 Precinct for the first time being newly assigned there. He was helpful, friendly and just a wonderful person. He is greatly missed.


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