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Police Officer Melissa Jayne Schmidt

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, August 1, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Melissa Jayne Schmidt

Yesterday was your birthday, i certainly didn't forget, just didn't get a chance to get on the site. We remember you and Chris everyday. Hope you had a chance to have a heavenly celebration. Love you both to eternity!

Mom & Dad

April 19, 2023

We can't believe its been 20 years since you were taken from us. We miss you every day and there are so many reminders of you around us. Chris is with you now and are depending on the both of you to look out for us and the whole family. Love you to eternity an beyond!! Til we meet again!!

Carole Schmidt

August 2, 2022

You were truly a great officer. You had excellent command presence but also it took so much to get your blood pressure to rise a digit to two.

On this anniversary, I say hello to you my friend and colleague.

Lt Timothy Mattsson (Ret)
MPD former supervisor

August 1, 2022

Officer Schmidt,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Marine!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

August 1, 2022

Happy Birthday in heaven Melissa. You should be here with us to celebrate but we know you have your brother there with you now to do that. Miss you and Chris! Love you to eternity! We think of you every day. There are so many reminders in our home that we feel you both around us always. It gives us some peace and comfort that you're both together, but still sadness that you're not here,

Carole Schmidt

April 18, 2022

Melissa was a friend of mine and the finest officer MPD could offer. Sadly, I've lost other friends from MPD as well. My buddy Sgt. James Kaju was taken way too early... Both Melissa and Jim are in heaven, which gives me some solace.

MPD Traffic Jerry Johnson - retired
Minneapolis Police Dept. and friend

March 22, 2022

We're already into the New Year and I have lost all track of time. Christmas and New Years were a little subdued. Just couldn't seem to get in the spirit. I hope you & your brother celebrated together, along with our other family members and friends who have gone before us. We always think of you both...from now until we meet again.

Love you to eternity!

Carole Schmidt

January 11, 2022

We surely didn't forget August 1st! How could we possibly. Just didn't get a chance to get on the computer to send a reflection. We were preparing for your favorite brother Chris' farewell from this earth. I hope you had a good reunion on the 28th of June! We're still in shock as we were with your passing but knowing you're together gives us some peace and comfort.
I know you're both looking over all of us & we certainly could use a good sign!
Love you both...from now to eternity!!

Carole J Schmidt

August 10, 2021

You are not forgotten. Please watch over those you left behind.

Sgt M

August 1, 2021

Your brother Chris is now with you. What a reunion that must be! You both can watch over us. Until we meet again. Love you both to eternity!!

Carole J Schmidt

July 5, 2021

Thinking of Melissa, her family and the Minneapolis PD during this time of civil unrest. May God's watchful eye and guiding Holy Spirit lead us through the darkness.

Rebecca Raven
Great Granddaughter of Frances Schmidt

April 21, 2021

Today is your birthday. Wish you were here so we could celebrate. You'll most likely have a bigger celebration in heaven! Just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you today on your special day, but you're in our thoughts every day, always. I always feel you are with us and look over the officers of the Mpls.PD. They need our prayers and support
They have ours! Love to eternity!

Carole Schmidt

April 18, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Schmidt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2021

You are always on our minds, but especially at this time of year. Its Christmas Eve Day.....things are different this year because of covid. We aren't having our family get-together this year because of it, no one wants to get sick. Delivered presents yesterday. Tonight Chris and Melissa(your namesake)....odd that he chose a Melissa for his wife!? ( I don't think so)are coming for dinner & to spend part of the evening. Christmas day will be quiet. Just your dad and'll be with us....I'm watching movies and relaxing....we used to do that quite a again.

Love, you to eternity

Mom & Dad

December 24, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace Thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

With everything going on in Minneapolis and the rest of the country in this past week it’s hard not to think of you and your sacrifice doing something you loved. Hoping your friends and former co-workers stay safe.

Family Friend

May 30, 2020

I left a reflection yesterday on your birthday but don't see it posted yet. In case somehow I did something wrong and it isn't posted.....just letting you know you're remembered on your special day and always. In earthly years your age would be reversed this year!'ll still always be my "baby girl" no matter the age. Love you to eternity!

Carole J Schmidt

April 19, 2020

Happy Birthday in Heaven Melissa. Wish you were with us here to celebrate. You'll always be 35 although on earth that would be reversed. Either'll always still be my "baby". Love to to eternity. Love you, Mom


April 18, 2020

We remembered you yesterday as we do everyday. Just didn't have a good connection on the computer to get our message out. You know how we feel. As you know, we're not in our house, but hope to be back soon. The fire ruined a lot but the blue lights we had outside survived! The light fixtures were a bust but we feel you had a hand in saving those lights! Can't believe its been 17 years since you were taken from us Miss you every single day. Until we meet you to eternity!

Carole Schmidt

August 2, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you Hero for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

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

August 1, 2019

I get really stressed out.. be safe..

Brenda Colvin

April 25, 2019

Today marks16 years of missing doesn't get easier. We think of you every matter how long... or short of time, we'll be together. Til then, miss you to eternity! Love, Mom

Carole Schmidt

August 1, 2018

Thanks Mary for your reflections, and everyone who keeps Melissa in their minds and hearts. She was a special girl and we miss her everyday.

Carole Schmist

September 18, 2017

Hi Carole,
I recently created a Heroes board on my Pinterest account in honor of soldiers who have given their lives in service to their country. Today, a fallen officer's picture appeared on my stream and I immediately thought of Missy! I searched her name and the reflection page appeared. I was so happy to see her honored here and was awed by the people whose lives were touched by Missy and still remember her today. I ironically came across her memorial t-shirt today, as well. My dad bought one for me when he bought his. He proudly wears his often and I always smile when I see him in it. I, however choose to keep mine as a remembrance that I will always treasure! I remember the first day Missy walked into our classroom at St. Paul's. I was so excited that we shared the same last name! MANY people would ask me through the years if we were related, and while I couldn't claim blood relation, I always felt a kinship with Missy as we would often be seated next to one another, be locker buddies and stand in line next to one another. I remember being invited to one of Missy's birthday parties and was so happy she included me as one of her friends. I was also able to enjoy her high school basketball career from the front row, as I was team manager for each of her four years, and she always included me as one of "the team". She was a stellar athlete and provided so much enjoyment for her hometown every time she was on the court. It was fun to experience the excitement that she created during her basketball career! I visit her resting place a couple of times each year when I am "home" in Bloomer and think of her often. She had THE BEST smile and I am reminded of it's shine whenever I see the picture atop her reflection page. Please know that I will always remember her and miss her. Sending you love and hugs, and to your entire family as well.
Pinned on my Heroes board!!!

Mary (Schmidt) Ingebretson
Classmate from Bloomer

June 4, 2017

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