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State Park Ranger II Richard D. Schnurr

California Department of Parks and Recreation, California

End of Watch Monday, November 26, 1973

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Reflections for State Park Ranger II Richard D. Schnurr

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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

November 26, 2017

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom State Park Ranger Schnurr. Thank you for your service.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 25, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

Rest in Peace, Ranger.

State Park Peace Officer Steve Barber
California Department of Parks and Recreation

June 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 26, 2009

Rest in Peace, Ranger Schnurr. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

I sure wish they had Comercial Enforcement laws and regs like they have now way back then.. I hope you were one of many who steered me to that field of law enforcement.. Brother, I hope you keep resting easy knowing I put many unsafe trucks off the road before they could hurt anyone and I Honor you with that tonight...God Bless All

Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.

November 26, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, NH

November 26, 2007

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

SPR Schnurr, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

November 26, 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

November 21, 2007

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives on the day I was hired. While it's been a long time, I'm sure those you left behind and served with disctinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thanks for your service and for looking out for us you left behind. Rest in peace Ranger.

Robert Mau, Sr.
Joliet IL PD

April 14, 2006

Just thinking of you today. I wish I would have had a chance to know you. Your son, Michael

Michael Schnurr

August 6, 2005

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of your death and i just wanted to tell you thanks for your sevice and sacrifice. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts

November 26, 2004

Park Ranger Schnurr,

Rest in Peace Brother......


July 10, 2004

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