Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Security Policeman David Randy Schroeder, Jr.

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1998

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Security Policeman David Randy Schroeder, Jr.

I've never seen this site before, David, how popular you are. :) Of course you are though. Always smiling, laughing and joking around. I still remember being surprised at the massive amount of people who came to your funeral - so many, in fact, that people had to stand outside. I miss you. My heart is still sometimes heavy and shocked that you are not here to enjoy life with all of us. I hold on to the hope that someday, we will meet again. I love you.

Felicia Vitali

July 28, 2021

Still thinking about you after all of these years. Happy B-Day!


October 8, 2019

Security Policeman Schroeder, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 14, 2019

On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 14, 2018

It will have been 20 years this October. I knew you both at the academy and was saddened when I heard the horrible news back in 98. . Your Air Force family does not forget your sacrifice. May God bless your families and your memory. Defensor Fortis.


May 27, 2018

Rest in Peace Defender

I ask one thing - that in still, far-off days,
Someone who knew me should in their daily rounds,
Suddenly pause, caught by some sight or sound,
Some glance, some phrase, some trick of memory's ways
which brings me to mind, then I shall wait,
eager with hope, perhaps to hear -
“how great if he were with us still!”
And then at the end, all that I wish for is just -
“he was my friend!”

From “A Soldier's Epitaph” by David McNicholl

N Elias
Federal Law Enforcement Officer, USDOJ
Former Security Police Officer, USAF

May 28, 2017

Hey Schroeder/Campbell, We were on the same flight at Al Jaber, Kuwait 98'. I'm over here again on my last tour. It's now 14 Oct 14. Ya'll are never forgotten.

Defenders til the end,

TSgt Penni Williams (Teague)
Midshift Flight Members

October 14, 2014

Hey bud, thinking about you , Charlie and your family today. Worked with you many times the summer of 98 in Kuwait. For such a dump of a country that was, we all made the best of it and had a lot of great times. To date, some of the proudest moments of my life were those times in Kuwait. Miss you guys.

Lt. Vincent Fazio
Woodbridge police dept.

August 2, 2014

On this Memorial day we thank you for your service.

Kim Campbell

May 27, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 8, 2012

Thinking of you on this day, always in our prayers

Kim Campbell
Mother of Charlie

October 14, 2012

Hey Dave, just wanted to drop in and say hello to my pal. I was thinking about my time in Kuwait recently and immediately thought about you and Charlie.I was stationed at al jaber with Dave and Charlie and worked as a SP with them. I have to young boys now, and I know when they are a bit older I am gonna tell them about my military experiance and my time in Kuwait. Im also gonna tell them about you and Charlie. God bless you and your family.

Dsgt. Vincent Fazio
Woodbridge police dept. NJ

August 19, 2012

Thinking of David and Charlie today ---I know Davids family misses him as our family misses Charlie-- Thank the Lord for beautiful memories ---They pop up in your mind --You never know when ---But they're always welcome

Joycelyn Collins
Grandmother /MawMaw Jerce MawMaw Jerce

March 20, 2012

there is not a day that goes by that i dont think of you. You maybe gone in the flesh but you still remain here in the hearts and thoughts of so many. You are missed and so very loved. I still cant believe you are gone. my thoughts and prayers are with your family. i will never forget you i love you David. may you rest in peace.

Tiffany Hinds
friend/first love

October 15, 2011

Remembering you on this 12th anniversary of your death.
Alway's keeping you in prayer.
The Campbells


October 14, 2010

Thank you for your comments, it has been wonderful to be able to read your thoughts about my son. It has been several years since I have visited this sight, I actually had forgotten about it. I may have forgotten about this sight, but I have not forgotten about my son, he will always live in my heart forever. I would say to all that visit this site, the loss of David has been the most difficult thing I have ever faced, however, I did not face it alone. My faith and trust in God has been a major part of my life since 1979 and it is my faith and trust in God that has carried me through the loss of David.

Nothing happens by chance, I believe that David's life was in God's hand. Although I do not always understand the ways of God, I trust him completely and I trusted David into his care while he was in Kuwait and believe that there was a reason for David's death. I am trusting that one day God will reveal to me his plan and purpose for David's death. I believe that I will see David in Heaven one day.

David, you will always be loved and missed.


Dave R. Schroeder

February 28, 2010

Rmembering you on the 11th anniversary of your death.
Always in our prayers.
The Campbells

Kim Campbell

October 15, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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 14, 2009

Thanking you on this memorial day for your yes to the service.

The Campbell's


May 25, 2009

I had the honor of serving with Randy at Travis AFB, being his supervisor and being his assistant flight chief. Unfortunately I feel some responsibility for his death and it is something that I have had to live with. When I returned from Kuwait in the summer of 98 I remember telling some of the airman about my TDY. I spoke at length about the Kuwait City International Airport (KCIA) and the good times we had at this austere location. He spoke of wanting to go TDY and I urged him to go on the next rotation to Al-Jabar and then apply for KCIA duty. A couple of weeks later he told me he was going to Al-Jabar. I was unable to voice my sincere apologies to his family and to this day have have issues with it. Randy was a hell of a young man and it is a shame he was taken so soon.

TSgt/Ret Shawn Wakeley
USAF Security Forces

December 31, 2008

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the accident. I will never forget that horrible day. You will always live on in my memories of you at Al Jaber and KCIA.

RIP "Big Brother"

Dewayne Butler
Former USAF Security Forces SSgt

October 14, 2008

Praying for you on this day the 10th year of your death.
The Campbell's


October 14, 2008

Thank you for serving our Country
The Campbell's

May 26, 2008

Hero's are never forgotten! Continue to rest in peace brother.

Paul Bodenhamer
Police Officer
Dept of Veterans Affairs Police

Former 36th SFS Andersen AFB Guam
Security Forces - United States Air Force
62nd Security Forces Squadron Phoenix Raven McChord AFB

Police Officer - Paul Bodenhamer
Dept of Veterans Affairs

April 10, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 12, 2008

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.