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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

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my father the late Robert Buckman, who just recently was killed in the line of duty will watch over him. I really know what a hard time this is. Please open up and lean on anyone that is important in your life. Even though it may seem as if they are driving you crazy it really helps to be around the people that you love. My deepest thoughts, December Buckman

December Buckman

September 28, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this 6th anniversary of your EOW. Continue to watch over all of them and protect them from harm and also those still out on patrol. You are a true hero. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement.

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

September 28, 2007

My prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

September 28, 2007

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
Sergeant
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

September 24, 2007

Peace my brother

August 7, 2007

Jason ~

I never had the pleasure of meeting you, however I have met Sheryl....and what an amazingly strong person she is. You'd be so proud of her....she has helped so many survivors through their pain and sorrow (including myself). It's been a week since we got back from Washington, DC...what a wonderful experience. You, my brother, and all fallen law enforcement officers are hero's. Thank you for protecting our community and for continuing to watch out for us all.

~ Jonika Winkler

Jonika Winkler
Sister of CSPD Det. Jared S. Jensen

May 23, 2007

Bubba-

I don't even know what to say today. I miss you incredibly. Some days are better than others. I missed you on Christmas. It's so hard starting a new year without you.

They may have taken the life from your body, but they
will never touch the beauty of your soul, may you live in the hearts of those who love you and may your spirit shine on in the eyes of those you loved. We'll see you in heaven.

Bobbie Schwartz
Sister

December 31, 2006

Jason,
As a former citizen of the town of La Veta, where you made your mark on the hearts of a small community, I want to tell you how much you are missed. You were a good friend to many people and I have become a better person just to have known you.


Friend

November 30, 2006

I first met you during the Crisis Negotiation School. My heart dropped when I found out you were murdered several months later. I pulled out the roster and saw your name and couldn't believe it was you. I stood at attention at your funeral and saluted you and wished I had known you better. I still remember that day clearly. You made the ultimate sacrifice for this job and you will be forever honored. Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten.

Christie Bradigan
Colorado Springs Police Department

November 2, 2006

Jason---

Words cannot express how I felt the day I learned you were gone. I can't believe it's been over five years since that night. The pain never really goes away...you just learn to live around it. The unique smile and laughter that only you had was gone from this world....a world where we need more people like you in it. It gives me comfort to know your in a much better place, and that we will see you again. You died doing a job only a select few can do...and you were one of those men who did the job well. Your family is always in my prayers.

Rest in Peace Jason Scott Schwartz...


Colorado Springs Police Officer

Sgt.
Colorado Springs

October 25, 2006

Jason,
There is not a day that goes by that you don't touch my life. Having started my career with the Fremont County Sheriff's Department 14 years ago and sharing some family members only touches the surface. Every day that I put on my unform and get into my partol car I am blessed to start a new day. After your tragic death I did not know if I would ever be able to put this uniform on again, it nearly ended my career but I have pushed through that fear. I was working for another agency at thst time and having many friends within the FCSO touched me in a way that has changed my life.
Your wife is amazing, strong and determined to keep you and your memory alive. Your son is perfect, beautiful and will be all the man that you were.
Thank you for changing my life and thank you for your service.

A friend

October 5, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

October 3, 2006

As my wife and I headed into town last night, we drove by the site that your watch ended some five years ago. There were patrol cars sitting there with overheads flashing, it just seemed like yesterday that you were taken. My prayers go out to your family and brothers in Law Enforcement. You will never be forfotten. "All give some and some give all"

Troy
Penrose CO

September 29, 2006

5 Years , Never forgotten

September 28, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Jason Schwartz, I'm sorry your life ended in such a terrible way but you are with God now. Thanks for a job well done!! Rest in peace "Sir".

Cher
Friend of Chief Dion R Nelson EOW:9/24/05

September 28, 2006

G-d Bless.

September 28, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

September 27, 2006

It will soon be 5 years that your tour of duty ended. You have not been forgotten by those who love you dearly nor has the Blue Family forgotten you, nor will they ever forget you. You are a true hero and heroes never die. I know the pain still lingers in the hearts of your loved ones and will for the rest of their lives. Wrap your wings around them and protect them, help them with their greif and lovingly visit them in their dreams. Thank you for your dedicated service and keeping guard over the Thin Blue Line.

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

Bob Gordon, Retired Asst. Chief

July 20, 2006

It has been years since you have been gone, but the memory of you and that smile and your unique laugh is still fresh in our hearts and minds. Your ultimate sacrifice has not been forgotten--we miss you and are still keeping your family in prayer.

anonymous

April 11, 2006

Deputy Schwartz--Yor service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. We think of you and your family often. Rest in peace, brother.

Park County Sheriff's Office

February 23, 2006

I just want to say thank you to Deputy Schwartz. I can still remember that night very well. I was working by myself when Fremont county was asking for help from other counties. I can't even imagine what you all are going through, even to this day. What a sad day. May God bless your family and give them peace. He is a true hero.

Andrea Morgan--fmr. dispatcher, LEO wife
Park County Sheriff's Office

February 23, 2006

To the family and friends of Deputy Jason Schwartz and fellow officers in the Fremont County Sheriff's Dept., and most especially to Deputy Schwartz:

Today has been four years since the brutal murder of Deputy Schwartz. His valor and bravery will never be forgotten and his memory is being honored and revered today. In reading the reflections about Jason, it is obvious many people loved him and he was well respected by his peers.
The circumstances of his murder were horrific and I was so saddened how Jason's life was cut short by such despicable criminals. I am heartbroken that he left behind a loving wife and young baby.

My son, Larry Lasater, of the Pittsburg Police Dept. was fatally shot this April during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. He too left behind a loving wife and a baby boy who was born 2 1/2 months after Larry was killed. Thus, our family grieves with you and for you and shares your agony.


This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Deputy Schwartz gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 28, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

September 28, 2005

Rereading the story of how Jason
died makes my blood boil. No amount of time will ever diminish
the sadness of this murder or how
unfair his death is. My heart still
aches after all this time and my
thoughts are with every single person his life has touched, in life
or in death. Jason, your life mattered
and we miss you.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

September 28, 2005

In loving memory of D.S. Jason Schwartz: It takes hours to read
these reflections, but when I do I
like to take the time to let the families
(at work and at home) know that
your officer has not been forgotten.
It is especially tragic when death
comes too soon to a young father
with so many dreams and aspirations left unfulfilled. My hearts
and thoughts go out to all of you.
God bless!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

August 7, 2005

I think of Jason every day. As a past officer at Florence P.D. I still speak with Officers involved in and injured by Jason's murders. Know the lessons we learned from Jason's death will never be forgotten. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Detective Kevin Koback
Wheat Ridge Police Department

May 2, 2005

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