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

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

Thinking of your family on this day of your anniversary...and sharing in the emotions as it was my Uncle Mark Tucker's yesterday. Thank you for all you did during your service!!

So many names
Upon the wall,
And God's arms
Holds them all.
Fathers and sons,
Sisters too,
Died for the badge,
Died for the blue.
Hopes and dreams
Died also that day,
With their last breath
Such a sad price to pay.
Though others will follow
In their shoes,
There's room for them
In God's arms too.
In God's loving arms
These men shall ever rest,
Their badges shining proudly
Upon their blue chests

Kristina Tucker
Raleigh, NC

February 13, 2008



January 13, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 7, 2007


I just found this website after we lost one of our officers in Howard County over the summer and I looked for your page. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you and all the one's that I know that have died in the line of duty. I will never forget the first time I met you with Kim at the fireman's convention at Orchard Beach. We had such a great time that night and I could see how much you both really loved each other. I pray for her and her family and your family every day. You made the ultimate sacrafice and I can't wait to see you in heaven one day to give you a big hug for that sacarfice you made.

Melisa Duncan Dispatcher/Friend
Howard County Police

October 30, 2007

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