Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the York County S.O.

Fallen but never forgotten.

Bryan Laurie son of Fallen officer
Nathan Laurie EOW 7-29-04

January 12, 2005

Sincere condolences to the family of Deputy Sheriff Schroeder and to all the personnel of the York County Sheriff's Department.

Neptune PD NJ

January 12, 2005

My heart goes out to the family of Deputy Schroeder, it seems that even the less stressful times of our job can be our unfortunate loss. Soory again

Federal Police Officer Robert Jackson
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

January 12, 2005

Rest in peace, Deputy Schroeder. May God bless your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

Linda - LEO wife and sister of
S/A Jay Balchunas EOW 11/05/04

January 12, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Edward, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 1/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

January 12, 2005

Rest in peace


January 12, 2005

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Deputy Schroeder for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

January 12, 2005

Rest Easy Brother Edward, the Watch is Ours Now and Yours was with Honor. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

APD #128
Altoona Police Dept. Altoona, Pa

January 12, 2005

You will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace.

Herb Wiggins
CNY Police Association, Syracuse NY

January 12, 2005

To the family of Deputy Schroeder,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know that this shock and pain seem so overwhelming, and I pray that God will see you through on this difficult road ahead.

I understand the loss of someone so dear. My dad was also a police officer, and he only got to be a full-time officer for about 8 months before he was killed at the age of 48. My dad was also a Marine. I'm so glad that your husband, like my dad, got the chance to be an officer, even if it was not for as long as they planned. God has his reasons for doing this, and I'm sure one day when we're with our loved ones again, we'll know why this happened. But until then, please know that you are now in my prayers and the prayers of so many others who have been in your shoes. Keep the memories close until you are with him once again.

Again, I am so sorry.

Valarie Bell Wright
Daughter of Ptl. William B. Bell, EOW 11-19-02

January 12, 2005

My sympathies to Deputy Schroeder and his family. May he rest in peace.

SFC William L. Farrell
US Army Military Police Retired

January 12, 2005

On behalf of the men and women who serve and work for the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers with Deputy Edward (Skip) Schroeder's family, friends, and co-workers with the York County Sheriff's Department.

Rest in peace our brother in blue the watch is ours now.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

January 12, 2005

Semper Fi Marine.

Officer Joseph D. Riddle
Columbus, OH Div. of Police

January 12, 2005

Rest in peace Deputy Schroeder.

Officer K.A. Lokey
Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

January 12, 2005

Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Department

January 12, 2005

May GOD bless your family and friends at this time. Thank you for serving and protecting. You are truly a HERO!!! Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts-Oakdale, La.
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-04

January 12, 2005

Taps will sound, but you will never be forgotten. You will never walk alone.

Please watch over us as we continue the watch.

Officer Michael B. Smith
Columbus OH Division of Police

January 12, 2005

Rest in peace, Deputy. God's peace be with you and your family. Thank you for your service.


January 12, 2005

Rest in Peace Skip. Your services to our community will live on... Always.

Philip Salamone EMT
Kutztown Ambulance, Pennsylvania

January 12, 2005

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
Author Unknown

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

January 12, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


January 12, 2005

I pray that the family of this fallen hero is blessed with the peace that only the Lord can give.

Deputy Schroeder will never be forgotten and will live on in the hearts of all the many that he has touched and those that the many will touch. He has now joined the ranks of those gone before and will be guarding the gates of heaven. Deputy have made us proud. "There is no greater gift then to lay down ones life for a friend"

January 12, 2005

TO: The family; loved ones; friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord ! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental, physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work, endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely, after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer; and after my tour of duty is over here on earth, may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE *** Sent to you by the father of Detective J.D.Koeppen, Raleigh North Carolina; Trooper D.C.Koeppen, New Jersey State Police and Patrolman A.M.Koeppen, Wilmington North Carolina.

Chief (retired) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

January 12, 2005

My condolences to the wife and Mother, other family members, friends and co-workers.

May God be with each of you during this difficult time.

Deputy Schroeder....thank you for making our world safer....REST IN PEACE

Mother of a Police Officer

January 12, 2005

Thank you for your years of service, you are a true hero; may your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

January 12, 2005

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