Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jack Henry Schnell

Titusville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 1982

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Reflections for Police Officer Jack Henry Schnell

Rest in peace Officer Schnell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 23, 2019

You were one of my very best friends at Prince George HS, Virginia. It was such a shock to find how your life ended at such a young age. You will always be remembered by this good buddy of yours.

John Chudoba

February 23, 2017

On this 33 year anniversary, I just want to say that I will never forget your face, your smile or you sense of humor. RIP Jack. You are missed.

Charlotte Carlile (Ron)
Old Friend

December 31, 2015

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

December 31, 2012

Jack Schnell, you will never be forgotten. You demonstrated what true heroism is on a daily basis. The best police officer Titusville will ever see.

Cathy De Rusha

March 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Schnell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Jack had a unique sense of humor and I think of him often. It is hard to believe that it has been almost 30 year ago that Jack left us. He and Ron (734) were good friends, so that tells you what a strong personality Jack had!!! I miss them both.
Charlotte Carlile

Charlotte Carlile
Friend and neighbor

March 22, 2011

We will never forget the HEROES who gave their all to protect us all. To your family, my prayers are with them today as they face another EOW..

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 31, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 31, 2010



December 28, 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
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 16, 2007

Rest in peace Office Schnell.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

December 14, 2006

Jack and I met as kids in Lincoln back in the 50's. Our fathers were best friends most of their lives and although Jack and I lived 1500 miles apart, we both enjoyed our profession in law enforcement. I only learned of Jacks death recently and though the efforts of the Titusville Fl. police got an update on his tragic accident. Jack was a very dedicated and focused
young officer when I last knew him and his death in the line of duty will not be fogotten.

You rode well brother.

Retired Investigator Jon Morris
Lincoln Nebraska Police Department

October 27, 2004

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

August 24, 2004

I am a motor officer with the smae agancy as Officer Shnell. I never worked with him, but hear that he was a great person. I proudly ride with the tag from motorcycle, on mine. Hopefully this is just a small way to keep his memory alive.

Officer Kevin Vanover
Titusville P.D. Motorcycle Unit

Motor Officer Kevin Vanover
Titusville P.D.

January 29, 2004

Rest In Peace Brother.

We have the watch now.

God Bless You and your family.

Patrolman Wayne Rosser

November 16, 2003

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