Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Richard James Schuening

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, October 2, 1997

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Reflections for Sergeant Richard James Schuening

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 2, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Schuening.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 3, 2019

It's an honor to call you my grandfather. I love hearing how I have your "Schuening eyes". I wish I had the chance to know you. I cherish the picture of you holding me in your drive way.


December 12, 2018

Still think about you brother. Still have a pic of you putting the bomb suit on me when we went through bomb tech school at Redstone Arsenal, B-8-94 class. Still have the OSP tie-tac you gave. Rest in Peace...

Chief Rick McMorran
Colorado DHS-OBH Dept. Of Public Safety

September 15, 2018

Sad Day for the Oregon State Police.RIP Sgt Schuening.

Det Lt Tom Brawley, Ret.
Coconino County Sheriff's Office,Flagstaff, Arizona

October 3, 2017

Our promise; Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service to his community and to our nation.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 2, 2016

I will never forget you. You are still missed.

Retired OSP

May 11, 2016

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 2, 2014

I can't believe I've never seen this page before! All of these messages and stories are very touching, and they are evidence that you were loved and admired GREATLY! I can't believe that it will be 14 years this year; it seems like only yesterday sometimes. I love and miss you more than words can say. I will always strive to make you proud of me...

If there is a heaven, I know you are there, and I look forward to being with you again.

I love you, forever and always.

Your Sarah Bear <3 <3 <3

Sarah Schuening

August 2, 2011

I noted that you were a friend even though I did not know you. But I do know that you gave the ultimate sacrifice for others...something I never had to do as a trooper. I will continue to pray for your loved ones and other officers who risk their lives to serve others.


August 10, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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


October 2, 2009

God blees you Sergeant Schuening for giving your life so that others may live free. I pray that God has you by his side and that he is there to comfort your family and friends. You are in good company with your brothers in green.

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
US Border Patrol, Tucson Sector

June 16, 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

January 14, 2008

Sgt. Schuening, thank you for your service and dedication. Neither you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

January 11, 2008

Uncle Dick,
You made such a lasting impression on my life and I will never forget the love you showed your family. I am proud to be your nephew and do what I can to uphold the Schuening name while I am here on this earth. I look forward to seeing you again someday....

Bob Schuening

December 25, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 14, 2007

Sgt Schuening;
I did my internship with OSP in 1995. I worked with the Arson and Bomb Detectives. I learned so much from all of the Detectives I spent time with. Sgt Schuening was one of them. His sense of humor I will never forget and still tell stories about him today. His knowledge of explosives and arson was incredible, thank you for all your time and the energy it took to teach me. I think of you and your family often and wish your loved ones well.


June 28, 2007

Dad, just wanted to say that no matter how many days go by or how many years you are still in my thoughts everyday and i know that you are watching over me and your 3 beautiful grandchildren. You are still my hero and the person that guides me through this sometimes difficult world. I often question what or how would my dad handle this matter and the same answer always comes back and that is hold my head up high deal with the matter head on and never bow down in the fear of failure. Now that i am older i see so much of you in me and i am so proud that when i say "i am just like my father". Dad just dont ever forget that you brought so much happiness to this world,you made such a impact on everyone that you met! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!Until we see each other again..........

tracy schuening

January 27, 2007

Even after 9 years you have not been forgotten nor will your loved ones or the Blue Family ever let that happen as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

October 2, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers go out to This Officer, as well as the Family, Friends, Department and Community.

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours will turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

We lost Our Deputy Morris Taylor on September 14, 2002. When he joined the other Angels in Blue.

God Bless Our Law Enforcement Officers and Those Who Love Them.

Jack & Tracy Van Dolah
Former LEO/U.S.M.C. & Wife in Sutherlin, Oregon

May 22, 2005

Thank you Sgt. Schuening for your commitment to duty.
When did not shirk, you performed.
My thoughts are with your family.

Paul G.
Brother, William P. Davis, EOW 11/03/2003

May 9, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

October 14, 2004

You remain in my heart forever. I know you are watching over us. Patrick seems to have nine lives so I know you are his Guardian Angel. I love and miss you more than ever.

Louise Schuening

September 4, 2004

Sgt Schuening,
The brotherhood of bomb techs has not and will never forget you.

Rest in peace.

Bomb Tech
Tempe PD (Az)

September 1, 2004

Richard some years have passed but our loss is no less. I remember your quick wit and your laugh and smile. Our loss of you as a Police Officer, Friend, Brother, and to your family as a Father, Husband and more is tremendous. You are remembered.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

March 9, 2004

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