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Police Officer Laverne Daniel Schulz

South Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, November 27, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer Laverne Daniel Schulz

Rest in peace Sergeant Schulz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 26, 2020

In your memory, our police station, rebuilt in the early 90's, bears your name. In 2007, the twentieth anniversary of your supreme sacrifice, a memorial stone badge was erected prominently at the station entrance. We were honored to bring your widow, Becky, your mother, brother and other family members from all over the U.S. to a ceremony dedicating that memorial. Your family was taken to the portion of Red Road (SW 57 Avenue) dedicated in your name and to the Miami Dade Police Memorial site where your family viewed your name honorably inscribed in perpetuity to be viewed by all who come. As this is written in 2020, 33 years after you were taken from us too early, the memorial at the police station has been refurbished and is more beautiful as ever - thanks to members of the Police Dept and community who never knew you but are determined to ensure you are never forgotten.

Michael S Mills
Assistant Chief - Retired

June 24, 2020

We remember you.

Sgt. M. Weissberg (Ret.)

September 7, 2017

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Sgt. Schulz.

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

November 27, 2012

Thinking of you Dan....on this Thanksgiving holiday. Fond memories of our times together on the street, "riding the pines", and fun time in the Keys.

Susan (Alberti) Crosby, Lt. Ret.
SMPD & State of FL

November 21, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Officer Schulz, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for us..

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


November 27, 2011

Time does not heal the pain in the hearts of those left behind, but it does make each and every day easier to get through. You sir will not be forgotten.

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


November 27, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 27, 2009

God bless brother and your sacrifice will never be forgotten!

Officer Kevin Lantigua
South Miami Police Dept.

October 28, 2009

"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

December 16, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, Nh

November 27, 2007

My thoughs are with all of your loved ones and close friends on this 20th anniversary of your EOW. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and friends, you have not been forgotten.

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

November 27, 2007

We have just this week honored the 20th anniversary of the passing of Danny. In addition to being one of his co-workers and supervisors we were boating buddies, etc. He was one of my closest friends and I remember and reflect upon him often. The three kids who stabbed him were allowed to ultimately continue with their lives, albeit one after several years in prison. But it can never make up for our loss. Danny would be proud to know that many of his friends assembled for the dedication this week, some from far away and some who I had not seen in 10 or more years.

Assistant Chief Greg Feldman (Ret)
South Miami PD

November 9, 2007

This November makes 20 years Dan Schulz has been deceased.

Ofc. M. Weissberg

September 15, 2007

Dan was one of the finest men I ever had the pleasure to serve with. You could always count on him when the chips were down and I'll never forget his grin when things got really scary. We'll miss you buddy. Scott

Maj. R. Scott Price
US Army MP Corps

August 16, 2006

I was just a Young man when I worked with you on the desk and rode with you as a Explorer , You taught me that as a police officer we do it for the love of the people not the love of the money. I have served now for 15 years a Military police officer and every day I think of you . Thank you DAN ..

Officer Michael Nussbaum
US Military Police Corp

February 23, 2006

Officer Schulz your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in Gods Care now. Rest in peace brother.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

December 11, 2005

Thinking of you and your family today.
God Bless You,
Tracey DeLitta Tousley
Daughter of David Robert DeLitta
eow 10-28-88

Tracey DeLitta Tousley
Daughter of David Robert DeLitta EOW 10-28-88

November 27, 2005

Your sacrifice will be long remembered.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

February 18, 2004

"One thing I know: the onely ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." Albert Schweitzer
Your officer did not lose his life-he gave it in service. He will always be remembered as the hero he is.
I hope that the loved ones, friends, and brothers and sisters of the badge of Officer Schulz have found some confort in the memories of happier times with him.

Sgt. Barbara Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.

November 27, 2003

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