Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jason Charles Schwenz

Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, February 13, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jason Charles Schwenz

Hard to believe it’s 20 years already, but stills feel like yesterday my fellow LE and I were traveling down the Interstate to honor these brave young men. As I stated in a previous reflection I left, rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 13, 2021

I remember being one of a large number of Delaware Troopers who went and honored these brave heroes along with a huge, huge number of other fellow law enforcement. Rest in peace always and please know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 2, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Schwenz, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2020

I was Centreville PD's first female Police Officer. I had ep'd and arrested Frank Zito seeral times (the murderer of Michael Nickerson and Jason Schwentz). I left he department a month before the shooting and will never understand why them and not me. Still breaks my heart. God Bless their famly's.

Cpl Linda Huelskamp
Centreville P.D.

November 26, 2019

Jason and I began our law enforcement careers in 1996. We were in the Ocean City seasonal officer academy together and Jason sat behind me in class. We would often partner during practical exercises and hold each other's feet while doing our required sit-ups on break. Although assigned to different shifts that summer, we often reflected on our academy days in passing. Jason went on to become a Deputy Sheriff in Queen Anne's County while I remained with the Ocean City Police Department. More than 20 years later, I look at his picture each day as I pass by our Wall Of Honor and know that he is looking out for all of us.

Lt. Scott Harner
Ocean City Police Department

September 4, 2019

Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called SON'S of GOD. Matthew 5:9

Investigator Jimmy Boyd

July 5, 2019

On this day 12 years ago you and Jason were taken from us way too soon. There isn't a day that I don't remember you both and the ultimate sacrifice you 2 made that night. A night that I will never forget. Please continue to watch over all of us and bring home everyone safe each and every shift.. Love and miss you. RIP my friend. <3

Susan R. Martin
Former Public Safety Dispatcher Queen Ann'es County, MD

February 13, 2013

God bless you and may you rest in peace .Thinking of you and remembering you today.


February 13, 2012

A hero is honored today, RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

I still am in shock that you were taken away from us over 10 years now. I remember very clear when you and I, Kimmie and B were at the beach and you and I just sat and talked for hours and I turned the color of a lobster! (but remember I was ok to not put any more sunscreen on :) ) Anyway, thank you for all of our talks and for taking care of Kimmie the way she was to be taken care of. I know you put Aaron in her life and you make sure DAILY that things are ok for all of us.

May you rest in peace and May God hold your family and friends in the palm of HIS hand.

'Til we meet again,

Mrs Elizabeth A Durham-Linkous
sister of Jason's fiance, Kim

March 31, 2011

Hey I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I still think about you all the time still. Its hard to believe that you were taken from us 9 years ago, still feels like yesterday. Just know that you aren't forgotten. Please continue to watch over everyone and make sure that they come home every day. I love and miss you!!


Susan Martin

February 16, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 13, 2010

Deputy Schwenz, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 13, 2010

Jason was my cousin. I have to admit that we weren't close, in fact, since we lived quite far apart, we only met a few times in our lives and most of those times were when we were kids, both visiting our Grandmother's house at the same time, usually around holidays. I was also a bit older than Jason. I remember him being a fun loving kid full of energy and always "moving". Not being close, there are those posting here, who knew Jason better than I, but still, being family, his death was a sad thing to hear and surely tragic for his Mom, Dad, and brother.

I Honor Jason's service, his sacrifice while trying to serve his community, and I know that this mortal world is a lesser place without him!

R.I.P. Jason, and may God keep HIS steady hand upon the shoulder of your family and friends as they live with your loss every day!

Joseph D. Schwenz Sr.
Jason's cousin

February 11, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 25, 2009

Jason today marks the 8th year you and Mike were taken from us. It is very hard to believe. I miss you guys like crazy. Some days are easier to deal with than others. I won't forget the way you and Mike could make everyone smile/laugh. You guys are very much missed and loved. Just wish you were still here with us, but for now please continue to watch over everyone and make sure they come home after every shift, and until we meet and miss you! Susan

Susan Martin

February 13, 2009

To Deputy Jason Charles Schwenz, his loved ones, and his fellow deputies:

On this the eighth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I can see from the loving reflections left by your loyal friends that you were an amazing man who is loved and missed by all those whose lives you touched.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Jason. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Jason gave to his community and the citizens of Maryland, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 13, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater,

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 13, 2009


Harold Hutchison Police Officer Retired
Huntsville Alabama Police Dept

February 13, 2009

Just dropping some love off to ya. Still thinking about you all the time, and the ultimate price you paid. Some days it feels like yesterday, when it has been almost 8 years. The day is almost here...guess I need to get me some white russians on stand by, right along with some Creed. I miss and love you and Mike..and keep all the LEO's safe and make sure everyone comes home safe after every shift.

Susan Martin

January 11, 2009

Hey Jason,
Just wanted to leave you some love, and let you know that I still think about you and Mike all the time. Wondering if I did everything right. I keep telling myself I did.. but sometimes I cant help but wonder. I miss you and Mike a lot.
Please continue to watch over everyone and make sure all LEO's come home safe after every shift.

Love, Susan

Susan Martin

December 21, 2008

You died on my birthday. I didn't remember your story, but I do recall the photo. Time has not diminished your service nor sacrifice. Gone too soon!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

June 9, 2008

I finally went to DC for the first time Tuesday, and was able to see your name on the wall. It did bring back some painful memories, but it was an absolute honor to say that I know you. I will never forget the night you were taken from us, nor will I ever forget Tuesday night. I got a rubbing of your name and will always keep it. I miss you and Mike so much. Love ya!!!

Susan Martin

May 16, 2008

Ok, now you have really got me thinking. I was just cruising around the web, decided to come here and look, and when I opened up your page "Higher" by Creed came on my ipod, and this thing is on shuffle. So I guess this is your way of saying you still think about us. I drank myself silly the other night with White Russians..had a few for you too. :) Miss you!!!

Susan Martin

March 11, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and close friends on this day. You have not been forgotten as you are a true hero. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You have not been forgotten.

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

February 13, 2008

Hey Jason, Just dropping in to tell you that I still think of you often. You and Mike are greatly missed still even after 7 years. People still talk about you guys all the time. Please continue to watch over everyone to make sure they come home safe and until we meet again...Love, Susan

Susan Martin

February 13, 2008

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