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Investigator John J. Schneider

Winona County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, September 7, 1980

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Reflections for Investigator John J. Schneider

Proudly emailed my NO PAROLE LETTER on behalf of HERO Investigator John J. Schneider today.

To the family, friends and colleagues of Investigator Schneider: I am VERY sorry for your loss.
I’m also sorry that you have to keep reliving your pain with each parole board hearing. A Life Sentence should mean LIFE! I did what I could to make that crystal clear to the parole board in my letter.

To HERO Investigator John J Schneider: 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

May 3, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 7, 2020

Rest in peace Investigator Schneider.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 7, 2019

I am honored to send a letter on your behalf. You have not been forgotten. RIP

Tampa, FL

April 22, 2014

Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You have not been forgotten.

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

September 7, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.


Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 1, 2013

May I never forget the man who is a part of my life, even tho I never got to meet him. I often think about him everyday and wish he was still around. I run into people and they always comment on how I look like him and how I am built like him and have the same passion for woodworking and working on cars. Although he's not with us today, he's always on my mind and is in a good place. Love ya Grandpa John. J. Schneider.

Joseph Schneider

June 29, 2011

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 29, 2007

It has been twenty-six years since the end of your watch and you are not forgotten. Thank you for your many years of service to your fellowman. Rest in peace my brother.

September 7, 2006

Brother John,
Thank you for your dedication and service. Your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten. I will pray for your family and friends.


SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office (MI)

February 2, 2006

Rest easy, brave brother. You are not forgotten as a hero lives forever. Thank you for your service to man; our country; and to God. May those you left behind know that a part of America mourns with them

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

September 7, 2003

May god look over and bless the loved ones you left behind

PO Andrew
Chicago PD

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