Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard R. Schott

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, December 3, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard R. Schott

Officer Schott,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 3, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Schott.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 10, 2019


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Gone but never forgotten.

Retired Sgt.

December 15, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends today. Continue to watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

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

December 3, 2013

Born n Raised in Chicago and knowing what city life is like i know what officers face every day.Never met him and no,i am not a felon of a violator ,just a grandpa with respect and admiration in my heart for you and all the fallen heroes!

Bill no rank

September 18, 2012

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your dedication to duty shall not be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

December 3, 2011

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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you. Both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 3, 2009

Thinking of you and your loved ones today. You have not been forgotten.

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

December 3, 2008

It's been over 10 years Ricky. A better person or police officer there never was. You were always a true gentleman to everyone you met. May you and God be watching over us. You will always be missed.


Det. Arlen Pietrowski
Chicago Police Department

May 5, 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

December 30, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

A decade has passed an you have not been forgotten by those who love you or were your close friends. Continue to keep watch over all of them and those still on patrol in the City. You have not been forgotten.

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

December 2, 2007

You were a good man who will never be forgotten. Rest with the angels. God Bless


November 6, 2007

Rest in peace brother, you are not forgotten......

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly (Va.) Police Department

December 3, 2006

Rest in Peace.

Chicago P.D.

June 14, 2006

Hey Ricky thanks for showing me the ropes, You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

August 8, 2005



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