Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jason Schwartz

Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, September 28, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jason Schwartz

My heart hurts

Civ Blue Supporter Marianne Wood
Back the Blue/Thin Blue Line/Blue Lives Matter

June 21, 2022

Rest in peace and always 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 28, 2020

Rest in peace and olav hashalom Deputy Sheriff Schwartz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 7, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 15, 2019

God bless you dear... Just watched your story

Adrianne Duncan

November 4, 2019

When I heard about your death and the paralyzing of the Florence police officer and all the assaults on the police officers chasing the Stovall twins I wanted to go join them and neutralize the threat but I didn't have a firearm which was probably a good thig. After your murder , the subhuman brothers shot and paralyzed a Florence police officer and started a horrendous rolling firefight that involves officers getting fired on from the back of a pickup truck that went from Florence to Canon City and on down Highway 50 to Salida. That should have sent the two brothers to the death chamber immediately, but they are still sucking air and causing trouble in a Colorado extended stay correctional facility. I still remember you and your family in thoughts and prayers. Deputy Schwartz, you are not forgotten.

CO Ted Carr (ret), Colorado Dept. of Corrections, Texas Dept. of Corrections TDCJID

January 25, 2019

We've never met, but I married your Childhood best friend, Gus. He speaks of you often, and has deep regret he was serving in Korea while you were KIA. He often speaks of the shenanigans you two would get in jumping into the creek, and skipping school to go skiing! Today, I was thinking about you. And finally worked up the nerve to read your memoriam. It breaks my heart. Gus is familiar with the two demons who ended your life, and he is still outraged. Just know, as I'm sure you already do, hes never had another best friend; it's still you.

Ally Rodriguez
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Veterans Employment

September 12, 2018

Thank you for your service you gave to your community. my prayers are with and your family . God bless.

Boyd canterbury

February 13, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Although it has been many years, I still pray for the love and comfort of your family because I am sure that at times it is still hard. God Bless them and you.

Mikelle Agee-Odoms
911 Dispatcher

January 28, 2018

I will always remember you Jason.Working at the fair together,laughing and care free,brothers in and out of uniform in peace brother

Com.Bill L.Sass (ret)

January 12, 2018

Just thinking of you. Lost another brother the other day. Made me remember the day you left. Never will forget. .......pal

Deputy Brian Webb
Fremont County Colorado

January 3, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 8, 2017

15 years last night . Your killers await justice. They will see it in The Court of Final Judgement where they will stand before the Judge of us all

Retired Correctional Officer Ted Carr

September 30, 2017

I remember that night. I wanted to find those two scumbag's that killed you and terrorized Fremont County that night. Luckily someone else caught your killers. They had also tried to and came close to killing a Florence police officer and engaged police in a rolling firefight across the county that left destroyed police cars across the county and officers with emotional scars that won't heal. And the murderers are still alive. Justice wasn't served. You weren't served by the system you served, from the failure of the officers you served with to properly search the two scumbag's they placed in your car, the DA 's refusal to seek the death penalty and your departments refusal to punish those officers who failed to follow procedures that resulted in your death. The department learned from your death and changed for the better. So Jason, you didn't die in vain.

Retired Correctional Officer Ted Carr

April 8, 2017

Jason was a hero of his time. Worked along side him on many calls and will remember that night for the rest of my life. I pray for all officers, deputies etc everyday. There were many dedicated professional officers out that night, a band of brothers and sisters whom will remain close for many years to come. I worked with Canon City Police Dept. during this tragic time.

Undersheriff Chris Barr
Custer County Sheriff's Office

September 28, 2016

Jason was a great man. I am truly honored that I had the opportunity to work with him. RIP my friend.

Captain Kevin Vallejos
Huerfano County Sheriff

January 26, 2016

I haven't left a message in a while.... But there is never a day that I don't miss you and think about you. I miss my bubba.... Recently remembered your insane obsession with the Blood Sport movie and how you thought you were a ninja. I was so lucky that you were my big brother. You were always my protector. Even when I ran away from home. Haha. I never told a soul that you actually knew where I was the whole time and you kept watch over me the whole time. I miss you so much. I can't wait to see you again in heaven.

Bobbie Schwartz

October 24, 2015

I remember Jason when he was in La Veta area. Friendly and helpful. Devoted to his job. I wish you and your family best. Everyone stay safe. Its a different time for us right now.

Deputy II Josh Brashear
Greenville Couny S.O

December 23, 2014

It's coming up on 13 years and today it feels like yesterday. I just spent the weekend with other surviving spouses, which always uplifts my heart and brings on the memories. I still wonder what our life together would be like and you are always apart of our daily life. I'm still working to help others in your honor and I hope you are proud of me. I'm finally starting my private practice. Your son is growing to be an amazing young man and he reminds me of you everyday. Your will never be forgotten and he will always know you. Your loving wife.

Sheryl Schwartz wife

September 25, 2014

Brother not a day goes by I don't think of you. Rest in peace

Mike Slattery
Pueblo Police

May 14, 2014

I went to school with Jason my whole life and was saddened when this first happened but just saw the ID story done and still breaks my heart. My thoughts are still with his boys, wife, and family. RIP Jason.

Alexia Spaedt-McIntosh

March 27, 2014

I just saw your story on I.D. - I cannot believe so much hate and evil can exist in these twins. I cried along with the wife. Life in prison is too good for them.

Donna Drew
Law enforcement civilian

March 1, 2013

Hi my name is katie and he was my uncle i just watched it on ID
we are sorry that he is not here but he is now with my grandmother that passed away new years eve 2012

sisters daughter katie

February 27, 2013

I JUST saw this story on I. D.. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!

Another HERO in Heaven..Rest in Peace, Officer Schwartz...

Melissa Villalovos

February 27, 2013

Jason was my cousin. Jason's was the first "cop" funeral I attended, event though I'd been a cop for about fifteen years by then. I'm not sure if it's a sign of how things are changing, but I've been to more than 10 cop funeral's since Jason's. I visit this site sometimes to remember, and offer a little quiet prayer. I wrote something that the priest read at Jason's funeral. It's my attempt to explain why Jason, and so many others, head towards the danger instead of run from it:

An Answer to Why

I am sometimes asked why anyone would voluntarily do what I do. There’s no simple reason. But, I can tell you that over the years I’ve learned there really are people out there that prey upon others; people who hurt, maim, or kill for little or no reason. People who would smash their way into your business, your livelihood; taking your tools, your money, and your way of life. People who would violate your home; leaving the broken bodies and crushed spirits of your family. Taking what they want, destroying the rest.

Who is there to stop them?

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You can call for us. We are always here.

We feel your fear when you’re afraid. We feel your anguish when you cry out in pain. We feel your anger and your despair when you, or the ones you love, are violated. When you lay dying, we hold your hand and then bear the worst news possible to those that love you most. We wear the badges you have given us, but sometimes their weight is so, so heavy.

We have often been questioned or criticized, but we keep going. We have learned to tolerate the questioning of those who do not know, nor ever done, and the criticisms of those who could not, nor would not, do the things you have asked us to do. What else can we do? Quit? Turn our backs on our oaths? Or, turn our backs on you? NEVER! We will not abandon the people we love, or the ideas we hold most sacred and dear.

We have made solemn promises to stand against those who steal, hurt and kill. We have seen the broken child’s body, seen death and pain come in their worst, most horrible forms. We have seen eyes full of fear, questioning if the intruder will return. We have stared into the nightmare and we too have been afraid. We have been hurt and injured doing what we do. And, we have attended the funerals of the many that have fallen upholding their oaths and this line of duty. But, we continue to do what needs to be done; what you’ve asked us to do. Because, we wear the badges you have given us. These badges are symbols of our laws, of your faith in our society and of your faith in us. They are also symbols of our own convictions. Their spirit strengthens us, even as we gather the courage to turn the next corner and enter yet another dark alley.

Everyday parts and pieces are torn from us and left with the victims of our communities. Our hearts go out to them all. But, twenty-four hours a day, everyday, you can call for us. We will pull together the pieces that are left, and we will always be there when you need us.

Is there a better reason for us doing what we do than that we do it for you?

Wayne Hutton
Supervising Criminal Investigator
Merced County District Attorney’s Office

God Bless Jason and all of our fallen brothers and sisters.

Supervising Investigator Wayne Hutton

November 9, 2012

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