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Deputy Sheriff Edward Eugene "Skip" Schroeder, Jr.

York County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Edward Eugene "Skip" Schroeder, Jr.

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Schroeder.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 10, 2022

Thank you for your service, military as well as police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

March 26, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Schroeder,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer 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 Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO/former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 10, 2020

Thinking of you Skip and missing you so very much. A lot has happened in all of these years since you have departed. I know you are looking down on all of us and helping us cope. Love and miss you.

Mike and Linda

Mike Hoover Retired

July 21, 2013


I did not know you that long, but you left a lasting impression in the short time. I have since left York County SO, but we will forever have that bond.

RIP Brother


February 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventh anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your fellow Marine so I bid you semper fi,

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 10, 2012

7 years ago today, and I still cannot believe you are gone. Tonight, a group of friends I have met since you passed are going to gather together and drink a toast to you. I know you will see all of us and smile down knowing that people will be toasting you and they didn't even know you. Through me they know all about you and tell me that you must have been a really awesome guy. Yep!! I tell them you sure were. You are missed every day and you will always remain in my heart until we meet again. Love you always.


January 10, 2012

My dear Skip,
Here it is again, another birthday without you. Not that you were a big fan of birthdays, exept mine of course. But these special days are so hard without you. Every day is hard but birthdays and holidays are especially tough. I miss you so much and cannot beleive that you are still not here with me. I have to tell you, it really stinks. You had so many more birthdays to celebrate.
So my only love, Happy Birthday and you are missed so much.


November 22, 2011

Skip, Well we would have been married 28 years on April 16th and I honestly felt you were with me. I told a group of people I was with all about you and what that day was and they were all so nice about it. I told them what a great person you were and how special our relationship was. I miss you every day and I talk to you at least once a day if not more always asking for guidance and opinions. That may sound stupid to some people but you always give me an answer through different channels. I always know you are by me. Love you and miss you always.


April 21, 2011

Today is 6 years and it still feels like yesterday. I miss you so much it is still painful. I will always love you and you hold my heart. Today, we are honoring my father. I guess he is already there so watch overh him too.
Never a day goes by that we do not talk about you at least once or twice a day. Love you always. Rox


January 10, 2011

Happy Birthday. We still miss you as much now as when you left us. Love you always.


November 22, 2010

Well Skip here is another birthday that you are not here to celebrate. I love and miss you very much.


November 22, 2010

Today would have been our 27th wedding anniversary. I never would have imagined that you would not be here to celebrate it. I miss you everyday. Oh and you are now a great uncle. Amanda had her baby Wednesday. A little girl named Klohe Jean. They gave her my middle name. Please watch over the new addition to the family.
I love you and miss you like crazy.


April 16, 2010

Well, I cannot beleive it but 5 years have gone by since you left us. It just doesn't seem like it. It still seems like only yesterday when they came to work to tell me what happened to you at State College. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you or talk about you. There are just so many things that bring back memories of stuff you did or said. I smile when I think back on our time together. You sure could make a person laugh. Christmas this year was not the greatest. I have to say since you have gone, the family has changed. You were the life line of the family and without you, it will never be the same. I wanted to get this done yesterday but it was easier to wait. Each January 10th is a day I just want to get over with. You are greatly missed and as you are looking down on us, please take care of your family, your friends and all that love you.
I will always love you and miss you.



January 11, 2010

Well, you probably knew this before we did, but your niece is going to have a baby girl. We were excited to find out what she was having and she is very excited too. They alread picked a name out, Chloe Jean. She never realized that my middle name is Jean and yours is Eugene. kinda cool but I wonder if you had something to do with that too. We missed your birthday and Thankgiving. It just will never be the same without you. Our holidays have changed considerably without your presence. I hope you and Charlie are doing okay and you are watching out for him.
I miss you everyday and talk about you to anyone who will listen. Love you and miss you always.


November 27, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 20, 2009

Another lonely year without you. Rox is hanging in there but still misses you terribly. Mom and Rox are helping each other with the pain. Hope you and Charlie had a good New Year. Thinking of you always.

Love and Miss You.
Mike and Linda


January 19, 2009

Four years and it still seems like yesterday. I miss you everyday. There are times when the pain is as great as the first day it happened. There are other times where it isn't as bad but beleive me, if I could turn time back, I would have you back with me and the family. You are thought of constantly and things are just not the same without you.
I love you and alway will.


January 12, 2009

Another new year without you. This year we are also without Charlie. I hope he is hanging out with you and Uncle John. I miss you every day. Even after almost 4 years, the pain is still there and will never go away. My heart is empty without you.
Someday, we will all be together again. I love you.



December 31, 2008

Another birthday. I cannot believe how fast the time goes by, yet it still seems like yesterday that they told me you had died. I still look for you to come thru the back door in your uniform so polished and proud. I miss you everyday and will always love you. When my time comes, I will rush into your arms and once again we will be together. I love you. Happy Birthday!!


Roxanne / wife

November 21, 2008

I remember your funeral as if it were yesterday. And now, as I'm about to bury my dear friend Officer David Tome, I can't help but think of you. Mooch and I talk about you often - he misses you so much! The softball team still toasts to you and plays for you. Yours was the first law enforcement funeral I've ever attended and I truly wanted it to be my last. But, on Saturday we bury David, and my heart aches. From all the stories Mooch has told me about you it seems to me that you and David were very similar men. I pray that you walk the beat in heaven together and protect us as you look down upon us. Thank you for your friendship to Mooch!
Mrs. 12-82

Jennifer Shearer
Wife of York County Sheriff's Deputy 12-82

October 23, 2008

Aug. 23rd was another terrible day in the lives of your family. We lost yet another. Charlie has joined you. He wanted to be with you. He stated that right before he died. Take good care of him for us. Until we meet again. Love and miss you both.

Mike and Linda

Mike and Linda Hoover
Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law

September 24, 2008

We are thinking of you today just like every other day without you. Your life was too short and your family still waits for you to walk through our door one more time even though we know that is impossible. Please know we are with Rox and lending our support in her times of need.

Love Mike & Linda
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law.

Mike & Linda
Brother-in-law and sister-in-law

June 19, 2008

Today would be our 25th wedding anniversary. I always thought we would do something special when this day arrived. It isn't fair that you are gone when you had so much to look forward too. I am sure you are happy and there are a lot of people up there for you to hang out with but I am selfish. I want you here. I love you and miss you everyday.



April 15, 2008

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

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