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

My husband and I are both employed by the KCMO police department, my husband a P.O., and myself a dispatcher. Our family knew Craig from years ago when he used to patrol the East Patrol Division. He was always very kind and always concerned for everyone. P.O. Schultz was always very happy and always willing to help out when he could and he always did his job with pride and dignity. P.O. Schultz will be truly missed. Our hearts go out to his family and children. This is a difficult time and may GOD keep them safe. Our deepest regrets and sympathy.

The Vander Linden Family

The Vander Linden Family
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department

I remember most about Craig is going to eat Chinese food at 12th and about Woodland with him wearing hib brown overalls.


Craig you will be missed by your family, friends and those of us who worked with you. Our hearts and prayers go out to your wife, two daughters and family.

Larry McCoy
Kansas City Police Dept. (ret)

Craig was the first person who I road along with in KCMO. He was such a great guy to be around, funny,laid back, and devoted to his job. I will always remember how he treated me, as if I was on the force the day I road. He let me do almost anything that night and I owe it to him, the passsion I have to become an officer.
I am sorry we didn't keep in touch like we said we would, but its to late to go back. You are sadly missed my friend of years passed. I know you died the way you wanted, and are watching after your huge family you were apart of for so long.

Thanks for being a part of my life.

I miss you-KAT

Civ. K. Butler
North Kansas City MO PD

I never had the opportunity to meet Officer Craig Schultz. I've heard some good stories over the past 24 hours. My wife and I send our deepiest sympathy to his family. I heard being a wheel officer is one of the most dangerous jobs the department takes for granted. Please be careful and God Bless. PO. Begley EPD III

PO. E. Begley

Craig was a friend, always ready with a smile, a wise crack or to give you a listen. He was a man always stiving to do his best, no matter the assignment. Our loss is great. I will miss him.

PO J Goede
Kansas City PD

I've spoken with Craig on and off for the 4 1/2 years, and I must say you hardly ever saw him without a smile. He was great guy who took his work seriously, a "PERFECTIONIST".. He was damn good at his job and everytime I would pass by whether it be on-duty or off-duty he would always have that smile on his face.

Craig you will be dearly missed and most of all never forgotten! God be with you!!!

PO Steven Walker
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department

Our sincere heartfelt sympathy and our prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Officer Craig Schultz.

May God give all of you the grace you are needing. We grieve with you as well, but God gives comfort abounding.

In His Name,

Chaplain Jack H. Lanier, Jr.

Longview police Department (TX)

Longview Police Department (TX)

Today we lost one of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department motorcycle officers. Words alone cannot express the pain and heartache that I feel for Officer Shultz and his family. The mission and wings that he wore on his chest reflect the real dangers of his job. I pray for you and your family daily my brother. The streets of Heaven are truly safer now. Yet, we will truly feel a void in our cities. We will truly miss you brother....

Officer Michael E. Howell
Kansas City Kansas Police Department

To live on in the hearts of those not gone, is to not die at all


No words can express the sorrow and the pain when a brother officer dies in the line of duty. Craig is now looking down over all of us with that BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE. He will always be in our prayers and in our thoughts. To his family may God bless you and guide you through this time of tragedy.

PO Michael A Baker and Family
Kansas CIty Missouri

To the Schultz family, our hearts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Many officers are lost doing a job that no other wants to do. Officer Schultz will be missed by those closest to him and by others, such as myself, who understand why we do the job we do! God bless you and your girls!

Trooper S.C. Straley
Colorado State Patrol

When God made Police Officers..........

When the Lord was creating police officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling on this one."

And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order?"

"A police officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform."

"He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witness, and testify in court the next day."

"He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," said the Lord, "it's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, "May I see what's in there, sir?" (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) Another pair in the side of his head for his partners' safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, "You'll be all right ma'am, when he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."

"I can't" said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck."

The angel circled the model of the police officer very slowly, "Can it think?" she asked.

"You bet," said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crimes; recite Miranda warnings in it's sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop...and still keeps its sense of humor."

"This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim's family, and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensative to the rights of criminal suspects."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the police officer. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model."

"That's not a leak," said the Lord, "it's a tear."

"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.

"It's for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, for justice."

"You're a genius," said the angel.

The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there," he said.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Schultz family.

Ptl. Matt Morton
Traverse City Police Department, Traverse City, Michigan

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynn Pless

Wife of Motorcycle Officer Jeff Pless
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept., Charlotte, NC

God has chosen you for a different assignment.

Captain L. J. Kimbrough
Trenton, Tn P. D.

As former police officer,I know there is no way to ease the anguish of his family and fellow officers.It can only be said even though some did not know him personally, we all still grieve.

Captain Jerry R. Myers
Allstate Security,Ft Wayne Indiana

I knew Officer Schultz in passing only.He seemed to always have a smile for everyone and he was a true professional.As a fellow police officer I understand the day to day struggle we all wage to keep the streets safe.When I heard of the terrible lose of Craig, a piece of my heart was lost it is every time we lose one of our brothers or sisters.I search for something to say or write that will make his family more at ease and I can find none....but know this....Craig was loved...he will be missed...never forgotten.........and simple put.... he did it right.Thank you Officer Schultz, for all you did for everyone who's life you touched.

Police Officer Brandon Pegg
Kansas City Mo Police Department

"A Blue Day"

Through the Shielding Pane
they Infiltrate
In Waves of

See them
the Controlling Ones
in their
Dark Blue Attire
and tough
Ebony Hide Gear
so neat
and Brightly Polished
like the Birth
of a Baby Grand

But know them
I ask you
X-Ray their Colors
when Day
turns to Night

The Hard Shell is Broken
& facing the Silence
they're quietly Weeping
from Pillows of Pain.

Emina Omanovic


Craig was my older cousin. My sister & I grew up visiting Craig, his sister, & parents in Chicago from time to time. We both have such fond memories of him...he was always good to his two little cousins!

My husband has been a police officer in Wisconsin for 15 years. Even though we understand the risks of the profession, it is hard to accept the death of a fellow officer. The loss is felt by all of the law enforcement family. He will always be remembered.

We want to send our heartfelt sympathy to Craig's family. You're in our thoughts and our prayers.

Kelly, Wife of Sgt. Gerald Staniszewski
Eau Claire Police Dept, WI

I saw the Heavens open up.
The Earth shook with Fear.
For Evil, knew of God's Army.
They were Heroes, Men on steel horses.

Cpl. James J. Crawford
Lower Providence Twp Police Motor Unit , Montg. Co. PA.

As you all see Craig always wore a big smile on his face. You knew you could count on him to make you laugher. He was a true friend to all. Craig you are surely missed...rita

Supervisor Rita Garcia
Kansas City Police Department

Just within the past week have I heard of Craig's death.
While I knew Craig in high school and graduated with him in 1983, I have not seen him since July of 83. I am so very sad to hear about this and wish to extend my sympathy to his wife,girls,mother and father. Please know that over the years I have thought often of Craig and wondered where in the world he was.......

I am very happy to hear that he was doing what he had dreamed of when we were teenagers. Craig was always very determined and had a way of making one feel special. I will miss you Craig and always remember you. Please know that I will be praying for your family and am so happy to hear that you married and have two girls. Even though you are separated through death it will always remain that you are their father.

God's blessings during this time of sorrow. Always remember the good times . May God give you peace through the holiday season and through the seasons to come.
Sincerely, Jody Hughes Davis

Jody Hughes Davis

I went to school with Craig and was very sorry to hear about his passing. I'm not surprised to hear about what a wonderful officer he was because he was always a good guy at school. I know it's been six months since his accident but my thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God continue to bless your life.

no rank - Stephanie Caverly

Officer Craig Schultz was an excellent officer and person. I became aquainted with Officer Schultz in 1996, while we attended an accident reconstruction course in Warrensburg, Mo. During one of the courses, there was a heavy snow and Officer Schultz was concerned about getting home to see his family. He commented how much he wished to be home for dinner with them. He will be deeply missed by his family, I am certain. But, he will not be forgotten by his family in the police world. I will never forget him and the assistance he provided to me. May God be with Officer Schultz. He truly was one of Kansas City's finest!

Sgt. Steve Douglas
Neosho, Mo. Police Department

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