Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Robert "Ruby" Schanbaum

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, August 11, 1934

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Reflections for Policeman Robert "Ruby" Schanbaum

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

August 11, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest in peace knowing that your memory and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 11, 2020

On July 7th, 2016 five of my brothers were murdered here in Dallas, Texas. While attending the funeral for DART Police Officer Brent Thompson, I was greeted by two deputies from Cook County that saw my last name and remembered your name from the Line of Duty Death Memorial a few weeks prior. It was an honor to know that 82 years later, your name is still remembered by those who currently watch the Thin Blue Line. I carry your badge with honor sir. We have the watch!

Captain Maxwell Schanbaum
Smith Protective Services

August 11, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary year 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

August 11, 2012

To my great grandfather, I have been given a gift to carry own the Blue Line in your honor. May you rest in peace. My family was able locate your old badge and it is now on my mantle!

Officer Maxwell Schanbaum

July 28, 2012

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Schanbaum.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Policeman Schanbaum. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 1, 2012

Thank you to an officer who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Alan Wainstein, Executive Director
Regional Hillel of North Texas

October 23, 2005

I have often wondered about you, your life, your humor, and what you would have taught me as my grand-father. What would be different in my world had you been in my life? That IS the road untravelled. You are remembered and you are loved.

Your grand-daughter,
Cat Adair

October 7, 2005

Father Sky
Mother Earth
Child of the Universe
Forever Free
Always at Peace


Thank you for your unwavering service, spirit, and the wonderful life I received from you.

Barry "Papa Bear" Adair


October 5, 2005

Rest well, my brother. We won't let you be forgotten.

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County IL

August 10, 2005

Policeman Schanbaum,
It has taken nearly 71 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Cook County.


July 10, 2005


Sgt. Daniel Abrahamson
Osceola County Sheriffs Office

June 28, 2005

Officer Shanbaum, thank you for your sacrifice.

Police Officer
Geneseo PD

June 28, 2005

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