Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Craig W. Schultz

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, May 9, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Craig W. Schultz

It's coming up on the anniversary. You are remembered ❤


May 4, 2021

God bless you

Mark Mottola

May 9, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Schultz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2019

Craig it seems like just a few months ago we rode together here in Sedgwick County and our wives worked together in the bank. Ironically I was watching an old episode of COPS and you were in the background of the shot. You were definitely a good man and are missed.

Det Robert Holland (ret)
Sedgwick County Sheriff Office, Kansas

September 5, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 9, 2015

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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2012

RIP.You will never be forgotten by all those that knew you and loved you.May you live forever in their hearts and memories.


October 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 6, 2007


I remember you very well from early on in my career with KCPD. You were in the traffic division(prior to being on a motor). I was a Entrant Officer in the Academy and ran into you one night after hours(at the Academy)when I was showing my toddler son all the police cars. I will always remember your extreme kindness to me(An Entrant Officer or "Boot" not proven to be a Police Officer yet that most Police Officers wouldn't even talk to)and my Son. You took the time to get to know me and my young Son. If you recall, you took me and my Son out in one of the squad cars and let my Son turn on the lights and sound the Siren! You went above and beyond what most veteran officers would do for a white shirt trainee and I always have remembered that. I did get stopped(traffic)by you a couple times during the years I was a Police Officer in KC and you were always very nice, smiling, and fun to talk to. I would also run into you quite regularly at the KCPD gas station.
I moved on before your death and I am still a Police Officer in Saint Paul Minnesota. I heard of your death on your Motor too long after it happened. Interestly enough, I just finished my own Police Motor assignment and thought of you often during it. To this day, my Son, now going on fifteen still talks about that night your shining soul impacted him.

Matthew Webb

Matthew Webb
Saint Paul Police(Formerly KCPD)

September 18, 2007

I used to work with a Craig Schultz, but you had the more noble profession. You died on my daughter's
birthday and I too have 2 daughters. Sounds like you gave 100% to your career and their loss is our loss.
we mourn for your families. Time has not diminished
your memory or your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

May 9, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

May 6, 2007

Brother Schultz,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

I first met Craig in the Air Force at McConnell AFB, Ks, back in 1987-1988 time frame. We were both SP's. He was an NCO, just returned from overseas and I was a new airmen. Had some good times back there. I read of his passing on the very day I left the Boulder PD in Oct 2001. May he Rest in Peace and God Bless his family. Finaly, he was doing what he loved to do and that means alot.

John Cooney
Ex Boulder P.D.

October 2, 2005

You will always be missed and loved and thought of often. I am so glad God picked you as one of his Angels of Protection.
Keep Watch!
Thank you


June 6, 2005

Thinking of you today on the 3rd
anniversary of your death. I went to
the memorial service of a motorcycle
officer in Tacoma, WA who passed
away in April, He had served 19
years. Thank you, officer Schultz for
your 12 years of dedicated service &
your supreme sacrifice also. May
God be with all those who are still
grieving your death and may God
comfort and heal them as they look
to Him.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

May 9, 2004

I too am a Motorcycle Officer and I am sadden by the death of this officer as with all officers who die everyday in the line of duty. To the family of this fallen officer, all i can say is he died doing something all motor officer love to do and that's riding. I salute him as all motor officer's do!!!

M. Burns

Deputy M. Burns
Meck Co. Sheriff's Office

Obey Authorities; Put on Christ
1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.


Dear wife and girls,
It is always hard to have another new member to our group but this one is sooo hard for not only did we lose another from the "Thin Blue Line" but I have lost a friend. I write this sitting in the same chair that Chris used while on our computer. I know that Craig and Tom are up their playing on their computers.

C. T. & H know that Craig was remembered on National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Even though Craig wasn't official recongnized this year we did not forget him, along with all the other KCMO PD officers a memento was left by our Blue Knights and MOCOPS. We placed it their by Tom.

C know that we are here for you, we know that we can't take Craigs place but we can help to ease the pain, we have all stood in similar shoes.


Trudy L. Meyers

Another brother is lost...sleep well brother, you fought the good fight. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten!

Ofc. Brian Gillaspie
Pacific (MO) Police Department

On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #1, our deepest sympathy on the loss of Officer Craig Shultz. May God comfort the family and friends during this difficult time.

Officer John D.Sainz, Chaplain
Tucson Police Department

I first met Craig Schultz when he worked in the Accident Investigation Section. He was the one who got the section to start drawing scale crash scenes in the computer. He was definitely a perfectionist. Craig became a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team over a year ago and had several negotiation successes. He definitely had the gift to gab!! Craig always had a smile on his face. Although Craig is gone, I will always be looking for him when I see a KCPD motorcycle go by.

Sgt. Kim Hannan
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department



We pray for Officer Schultz family and friends. Our hearts are with you.

Officer Emilio Miyares, family

Hialeah Police Dept., Florida

killed in line of duty 11/6/86

Terry Miyares, officer's widow
Hialeah Police Dept.

I knew Craig for about 3 years. He always knew me by name and always talked to me as if he had known me forever. My partner was very close to Craig and always talked about him. I think Craig was a fine Officer and will be missed by all. I wish Craigs family the best and God Bless.

P.O.David Magruder
Kansas City Police Department

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Shultz's family and co-workers during this tragic time. Words can not express my sorrow in the passing of a fellow motor officer.

I sit here stunned as I try to type words of sympathy. May God hold you safe in His arms and may He grant comfort to your wife and children with His promise that you will again be united with your loved ones in the kingdom of heaven.

Motorcycle Officer Kevin Mueller
Saint Louis PD

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