Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Evan Frederick Schneider

Montana Highway Patrol, Montana

End of Watch Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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Reflections for Trooper Evan Frederick Schneider

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 26, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Trooper Schneider. Thank you for your courage.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 17, 2014

Been thinking about you alot lately Ev. Rest in peace my friend!

Martin MHP 258(Retired)

May 14, 2014

Evan: Always, you are in our hearts!!!


August 25, 2013


I miss you friend, I can't believe it has been almost 5 years. I will be thinking of you on Monday. I'm looking for a rainbow!


August 22, 2013

I am glad I have been able to get to know your family over the last couple of years, especially your brother. Your voice used to crack me up on the radio, that even keeled gentleness. I used to question if you were petting a cat, having a beer, and sitting in a lounge chair on the beach when you were on the radio. I remember first running in to you the first time I came to Montana. It was funny we were both at Pendleton in the Corps at the same time. With that pretty blond wave of hair I figured you came off the beach and straight in to your patrol car. I remember you being in dispatch and chatting it up for a minute before going home, then found out about your accident the next day. All of us appreciate you backing us up at the FCSO when you were in the area, as well as all of the other troopers that do. You are a good dude and were always on point. Thanks brother.

Buck Greer
Former Flathead County

January 4, 2012

Hard to believe it's been two years since we heard your voice on the radio. It fades with time, but if I concentrate, I can still hear that ever-so-slight hint of laughter beneath the surface of some of your transmissions. And, of course, I will always remember your response to the call of a vehicle with California plates first littering, and then parked along MT 82 trying to flag down cars...just as you and the rest of your shift were checking out for a well-earned meal...I've told the story, but for those now working for us that never knew your humor, wit and just how fun you were to work with, the moment gets lost in translation. Their loss. We miss you, but think of you often. Rest easy my friend, and God bless.

MHP Helena

September 3, 2010

Trooper Schneider,

I thought you'd like to know that I've had the honor of defending 2 of your past investigations in court recently. Acting within the capacity of a crash reconstructionist I've reviewed the investigations you had prepared, and then easily defended the conclusions you had reached. Only through your diligent efforts, professionalism, and obvious dedication to duty were we able to bring closure to these cases. Your investigatory efforts reflect your skills and abilities. I just thought you'd like to know that though your shift has now ended, your work continues to help those you had sworn to protect. It has been my honor to be your personal representative in these cases. Thank you for all you have done. Rest well now. I'm very proud of you.
Scott Swingley
Retired MHP 257

Scott Swingley
Retired MHP 257

August 27, 2009

To Trooper Evan Frederick Schneider, his family and his fellow officers with the Montana Highway Patrol:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Trooper Schneider’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Trooper Schneider and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 26, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your friends on this day.

Connecticut State Police

August 26, 2009

Oh Evan, been thinking of you all week. Tuesday is 1 yr. It seems like yesterday you were walking through, smile on your face, twinkle in your eye. I know you, David and Mike are having a good time. Chris Hoyt decided it was time for a visit too. You boys take care of each other. Missing you all .....Love

admin support

August 24, 2009

I cannot believe it is almost a year since we lost you. Seems like just yesterday we were joking in the office. Missing you like it was yesterday

Judy MHP D6

August 10, 2009

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 4, 2009





January 20, 2009

Rest in Peace Trooper Evan F. Schneider. You gave the ultimate sacrifice in your protection of the citizens residing in and visiting the great State of Montana. My heart goes out to your family during this tragic period of time in their lives.

Sgt. James F. Chadwick #1110
Rock Island, Illinois Police Department

December 9, 2008


I wish I would have stopped on my way home that evening when I saw you parked at the gas station with the deputies. I never imagined when I got paged minutes later, how quickly life changes. Every morning and every evening while I'm driving that stretch of highway I think about you, and think of how great of a Trooper and role model you were for us all. Please watch over all of us!

You Will Never Be Forgotten!


November 23, 2008

Did we met when I was looking for a helping hand lost somewhere in Montana State? only the good Lord knows, was in the same area last June.
Our prayers are on the way, You' re in good hands now, we hope from the bottom of our hearts, the same hands will help your familly and friends to go over these tough times

Bill Moerman
Belgian Traveller

November 10, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Trooper Schneider. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on face book. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Evan, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Evan's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Evan's life was about so much more than the way he died. Evan will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper Schnieder, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost six years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

November 2, 2008

To the family of Trooper Schneider- my heart goes out to you. I cannot imagine the grief and pain that you are still dealing with. Evan was a man with a big heart and is missed by the community.

local firefighter

October 23, 2008

we've seen rainbows, cried many tears, and filled the room with laughter sharing "EV" stories with one another. we miss you evan--everyday is a new--we reflect on the gifts that you left behind to help us put one foot in front of the other. I feel your presence when i'm with carrie. thank you for loving her the way you did. duke and bo dog miss you too, but I think we are doing a pretty good job of making them feel loved. I love you evan and hold you and carrie soooo close to my heart.
until we meet again.....

forever a friend

October 23, 2008

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

October 21, 2008

Trooper Schneider was one of my driving instructors at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. May God take care of his family.

Patrol Officer
Glendive Police Department

October 20, 2008

You are greatly missed, 330. I dont know of any other law enforcement officer who could pull someone over, and even though they may drive away with a ticket, they also drove away with a smile, because you had such a wonderful way with people. It was a pleasure getting to work with Evan in the field.I am a local firefighter/emt in the Flathead, so we would meet up every so often . God Bless the Schneider Family

Flathead County

October 15, 2008

To the family and friends of Trooper Evan Schneider and the members of the Montana Highway Patrol, and most especially to Evan:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Evan was tragically killed.

To Evan's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Evan gave to his community and the citizens of Montana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 26, 2008

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 25, 2008

Thank you for your service Trooper Schneider. Rest in peace brother. Heaven has one more hero to watch over us.

SPO Kevin Jones
Glynn County (GA) Police Dept.

September 21, 2008

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