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

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

To the family of Deputy Schwartz:
I have been A deputy for 5 starting on my 6th year. On the night this happened I was working and we set up perimiter on the county line to catch these guys. I didn't know Deputy Schwartz but I will never forget that horrible night. You all have my deepest sympathys and all of my prayers. May you rest in peace Deputy schwartz, as well as all of the other officers who have made the ultimate sacrafice.
Cpl Jason Koch #405

Cpl Jason Koch #405
Custer County Sheriffs Office

March 30, 2005

Still missing you every single day...

November 6, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 28, 2004


It's amazing how long it's been since you've been gone. It still seems like yesterday when you were comming over to mom's and getting the biggest bowl of cereal you could find. Mom misses you pretty bad, and Robert... well.. I'm sure you know. I hope you're watching over them and taking good care of them.

You're son is just like his daddy, but I'm sure you already know that. He's as rotten as the devil, but to damn charming for anyone to really notice! You know his Auntie spoils him when she can. I don't see a lot of him. It's still really hard to see him. It's like looking at you. (only maybe a little bit cuter!)

Memorial Day is comming up, I'll be out at the spoke to leave you a can of chew!

Bobbie Schwartz

May 1, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Deputy Schwartz.

I often visit this site after the loss of two very dear friends from the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

I hope you find some comfort in knowing that prayers continue to go out for your family. God Bless You.

...Gone, but never Forgotten...

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 4, 2004

Deputy Schwartz,

I think of all the memorials, yours is one of the many that I have found truly upsetting. I think of how (we) LE Officers answer emergency calls and assist the public in anyway we can in the line of duty, and for the most part we are appreciated (by law abiding citizens). But, this serves as example, we need to constantly be aware and treat every situation as a potential threat. Although, this makes me extremely upset, I will continue to be the best Officer I can. Never forgetting you and all the others who have paid the ultimate price.

To your family I am truly sorry and will keep you in my prayers. Deputy Schwartz, God Bless You and may you Rest in Peace my Brother...

North Carolina

March 31, 2004

Jason Jason Jason....

Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that we were listening to the newcasts about your death and attending your funeral. Some people have forgotten your scarafice, but I will not.

Rest in Peace my friend.


February 17, 2004

There has been many days that have gone by since I attended the funeral, along with many other officers. But there has yet to be a day since that I do not think of him or his family. And every time I do, I cry. Why? Because he was clearly loved by so many and had so much love to give. Sometimes when time passes, it is easy for us to forget, but I surely will never do so. I did not know Jason nor his family but the impact that day made on me (a simple represenitive for our department) will never go away. I hope and pray that I will be loved half as much. I look at my child and family and thank god, Because you never know. I have learned a valuable lesson, live each day and give it your all. Thank you Jason for teaching me that. God bless your family and God bless you. You are a true Cop!

Deputy Kelly Pohl
Boulder County Sheriff

January 7, 2004

Jason. I did not have the chacne to meet you but I know your sister and I hear all the time how kind and gentle that you were. I am so sorry that you were taken from her and your family so soon. Rember that they all love you and I wish I had the chance to meet you. Take care brother and we will meet some day. God Bless you and your family


December 17, 2003

"The wings ain't anything but a uniform that's all. When they (angels) are in the field so to speak, they always wear them."
- Taken from Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Jason, you're not forgotten ...
September 28, 2003


September 29, 2003

Sheryl, I met you last year when I registered you during Police Week 2002 in Washington. I thought about your story often and, like I told you this year, I talked about you a lot! You made an impression on me, being so young with that precious boy of yours. I am so grateful that I got to work alongside you this year in D.C. It was good to see how strong you are, how determined you are to make sure that other officers' professional lives are made better as a result of what you have been through. I wish you and little Jason all the joy and happiness in the years to come that you so deeply deserve. From reading Jason's reflections here, I see that you have a loving, understanding and supportive family. What an incredible blessing that is.

Stay strong girl!! If there's ever anything you need from your family here in Georgia, let me know.

Amy Spear, President
Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, Columbus, GA

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer
Denver Police Department

March 2, 2003
It has been a year and 5 months and 2 days since Jason left us. These notes are so sad, but I understand that there are many wonderful memories to treasure. I know you must all still be hurting as it takes a long time to get over something so tragic and I'm not sure we ever do
get over it, just learn to cope better. I hurt for his parents, his brothers and sister and his wife and little baby who is not quite 2. I feel for his buddies on the force who miss him and all his friends and relatives who knew and loved him. May God comfort you and give you strength as
you journey thru life without him. I share in your pain.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

Not a day goes by that "I do not think of all the great times we had together. The games of darts you and Jason played at the house, the long talks we had on graves in the jail, or the times you had singing to us to prepare for your wedding so that you could sing to Sheryl. You were so proud to be a father. Your son will know just what a wondeful father you were and what an exceptional officeer you were. You were one of the best. You taught me a lot about being an officer, about self defense and protection. You were always there to back one of your fellow officers without hesitation. You are greatly missed and in my thoughts daily. However, I do know that you a watching down on those who you cared for and loved daily. You are the Angel of love.......

Forever in my heart and mind

Tracy (former 355)

Tracy Seymour


I helped patrol your streets and back roads in the days and nights following your untimely death. I met the men and women you served with and felt I left a piece of me there when I came home. In my 18 years of law enforcement, I have seen the flag draped coffin of my brothers and sisters more than 20 times. Those of us who still patrol the streets of America find strength in you all. Please rest peacefully in the arms of our Lord, and greet those who will join you when they are called home. If the call be mine, I'd proudly guard the gates of Heaven with you.


Sergeant J.D. Ross
El Paso County Sheriff's Office - Colorado

I spent five days sitting next to Jason at the FBI Crisis Negotiator school in Colorado Springs. We would go to lunch together and talk about many things. He told me about his time in the Army. He told me about his wife being pregnant with his son and how excited he was about being a father. My wife and I were in the process of trying to get pregnant at the time, and Jason told me how great he felt when he found out his wife was expecting. We talked about policing and how he loved working for the Fremont County Sheriff's Department and how the community up there was so nice and clean. He offered to drive us to lunch everyday and after the school was all over, he graciously gave me a ride to downtown Colorado Springs, which was out of his way, so I could meet my wife who was working there that day and who had our car. It was clear to me that Jason was a quality individual with an abundance of character. He and I became friends during that week and I told him that we would get together sometime. He told me he would look me up if he was ever in the metro area and that he wanted to ride-along with me in Westminster sometime. I was extremely saddened the day I heard his name and saw his picture on the news. I could not believe that someone had killed my new friend. I was touched by the kindness that the people of Canon City showed the day of the funeral and how they all came out to show their support for Jason, his family, and his agency. I will never forget Jason or how our paths crossed that week in Colorado Springs. Because of this tragedy I am now more careful than ever while at work. Jason serves as a constant reminder to me how dangerous our job is and how evil some people are out there. I pray for Jason and his family. I am glad he got to spend some time with his son before he went to heaven. I recently became the father of a precious little girl and I now know how proud he must have felt the day his baby was born. We will meet again my friend.

Senior Police Officer Christopher Mace
Westminster Police Department, CO

Dear Jason,

It's nearly been a year since you were taken from us. I miss you dearly. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I know you're in heaven guiding me with the tender touch of your hand. I know you're here with all of us now. Sometimes I feel if I just turn fast enough I might catch a glimpse of you standing beside me.

You're son had his first birthday party last week. It rained before the party, and you used to sing "holes in the floor of heaven" to him. I know that those were your tear drops falling from heaven. I know you were there with him.

We're all doing the best we can without you here, but we know you'll always be here in our hearts and our memories.

I miss you Bubba.

Proud sister to fallen hero
Fremont County Sheriffs Deputy
Jason Scott Schwartz
EOW 9/28/01

PS You'll be happy to know Beicker won the primary! :)


To all the family and friends of Jason I wish you the best. I only knew Jason for a short time but in my many years of Law Enforcement I have had the privilage to meet many outstanding officers. I without reservations feel Jason is one of the best. Even though he is gone, he will always be a reminder and inspiration as I finish my career in Law enforcement.


Steve Sanger

Deputy Steve Sanger
Fremont County Sheriff's Office

To a Classmate and Friend. Rest in Peace.

Corporal Willaim Vidmar
Chaffee County Sheriff

Jason, it has taken me almost 9 months to write what is in my heart out loud and on paper. You gave me so much joy in my life and you gave me my son. No one has ever loved me and treated me so well as you did. I will never forget our love and I will hold it in my heart forever. I will never let your son forget you and all that you stood for. You will always be a daily part of our lives.

love always,
your wife

Sheryl Schwartz, wife

If there was just one more minute to let Jason know how much we, the dispatchers at Canon City Police Department, thought of him. If we could only tell him good night one more time. If we could only hear his voice on the radio one more time. If we would have known that we would lose him. If.....
Rest, Jason. We love you and miss you.

Sharon Lange, Dispatcher
Canon City Police Department






To Jason and his Family-

I knew Jason as a good police officer, and a good person. He was dedicated to his duty, and he loved doing it. This tragedy will not be forgotten in the officers that have read about it. It is not only a horrible thing, but it is a lesson learned. Everytime I put on my badge and uniform, I think of Jason and what he meant to me and to his community. I know Jason would be humbled at the sight of his funeral, and the memory pages people have set up. My prayers are with his family and his friends. May God Bless all of you and keep you.

Officer Christy Deaver
Fowler Police Department

Jason,I will miss you. I was proud when you married my daughter Sheryl and I looked forward to all the times we as a family would have getting together. You were a great son-in-law and a great officer. You gave me an awsome grandson who is always in my heart. We promise your son will know you well. You and Sheryl's wedding picture sits over my desk and I look at it every day, often crying. But I thank God that He brought you into Sheryl's and our family's life, all be it for a short time. I sure wish I had come down to visit more often. We always think there will be a tomorrow for a visit. My comfort comes in knowing that I will see you again when I get to heaven and I will be spending eternity with you and our family. You have a beautiful son, but I know you know that. We'll all see you soon. Save a place for us.

Love John Coyner, Father-in-Law

John Coyner, Father-in-Law

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