Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Henry O. Schmiemann

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 1974

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Reflections for Lieutenant Henry O. Schmiemann

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 20, 2020

To the family, friends and colleagues of Lieutenant Schmiemann: I proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter today. I am sorry for your loss. To Lieutenant Schmiemann: Thank You for your service and sacrifice! You are not forgotten.
God Bless You All

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

October 19, 2018

Sent my No Parole letter today.

Greg Leeb
Grandson of retired NYPD officer

October 15, 2018

Rest well my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 20, 2018

Rest in peace Lt. Schmiemann. I read of your heroic story in the Spring 300 magazine. My father worked out of the 102nd precinct for thirty-eight years. Honorable and loyal to duty's calls.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 12, 2018

Continue to rest in peace my brother. May you always remain alive in the hearts of your family and friends.

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

June 20, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and find your ID Card Photo in a recent NY Daily News Article and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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.

I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya


June 20, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

June 18, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Lt. Schmiemann.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 17, 2008

I was a little boy (6 years old) when my father came home and told my mother about what happened to Lt. Schiemann. We saw it on the news that night.

My father was a LT. in Inspections also. They were good friends, and I never saw my father upset before until this day in June 1974. Good bless Lt. Schmiemann and all fallen heroes in the NYPD.


May 15, 2008

You were called and you answered that call with the Supreme sacrifice. God bless you and your family. You are not forgotten.


February 27, 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

December 20, 2007

You died for your beliefs. Not a day passes that I don't think of you. The boys and I have kept your memory alive. Your grandchildren know who were.
Love your daughter,

Mary Schmiemann Schultz

April 25, 2006

Lt. Schmiemann,
Thank you for your service and sacrifice to the citizens of New York City.

January 14, 2005

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