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

Hard to find the words when one of your own (montana law enforcement) is taken from our ranks. I would like the family, co-workers, and friends of Trooper Schneider to know that our department is so sorry for your loss.

Deputy Joe Bettis
Mineral County Sheriffs Office-Montana

September 17, 2008

In my position with the Patrol, I have the opportunity and privilege to assist in the hiring of uniformed troopers. It truly is an experience for me to watch interested potential applicants become applicants, cadets, and newly-sworn troopers…and as they blossom in their chosen career as a Trooper with the Montana Highway Patrol. Trooper Evan Schneider is one of those troopers that blossomed and developed into a proud member of the Patrol, and I was proud of him.

Evan was courteous and polite…he had kind manner and shy grin that would break into a beautiful smile. When Evan was at Headquarters, he would usually stop by my office at Headquarters to say hi and see how I was doing. I always appreciated those visits and certainly now I do treasure the visits we had.

It was obvious by the glimmer in his eye, the love he had for his dear wife, Carrie, as well as his loving parents, brother, and his many creatures for which he cared.

Trooper Evan Schneider, you will always be remembered. Thank you for your service to the Patrol and the citizens of Montana.

To his family, may God hold you and uplift as you remember Evan.

Blessed by the memory of Trooper Evan F. Schneider.

Kristi Skaalure
Montana Highway Patrol, HR Assistant

September 8, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Trooper Evan F. Schneider,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Trooper Evan F. Schneider. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Trooper Schneider is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


September 8, 2008

I wish I had a chance to get to know you better. You have made a huge impact in my life... Something you will never know. I grieve everyday for you, your wife and our family.

Michelle Aalderks

Michelle Aalderks

September 7, 2008

Trooper Schneider,

R.I.P. my Montana Law Enforcement Brother. Rest easy knowing that we will cover your watch now. You may be gone, but you wont be forgotten.

Officer Frank J. Koutelieris
Washington State

September 7, 2008

You have been a wonderful friend and great trooper. I have rarely had the honor of knowing such a genuinely good person and our community is less without your presence. My heartfelt sympathy to Carrie and Jim and your family. Evan, rest in peace. Know that you have touched many; that your kindness continues to affect the lives of the people who knew you as well as those who did not. I will miss you always.

MHP 308

September 5, 2008

Evan, thank you for your service to the great state of Montana. Rest easy brother, we have your watch.

Montana Game Warden FG72

September 5, 2008

Rest In Peace Trooper, May God grant the strength and courage to your family, friends,and fellow Troopers in this difficult time.

Ret Pa State Narcotics Agent F DiMiceli
Pa Office Of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations

September 4, 2008

MHP Trooper Evan F. Schneider and Family,

You will never be forgotten in my heart. I express my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Ronald T. Kunkel, MHP 330R

Ron T. Kunkel MHP 330 Retired
Montana Highway Patrol

September 4, 2008



September 4, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother.


September 4, 2008

When I was not much younger than Evan, in my first year on this job, I stood at the site where a plane had crashed near Chico, looking at the terrible mess just minutes after it had happened. My sergeant soon arrived, a guy who I will always admire, and I've always remembered him saying, "People just don't realize how easy it is to get killed." Well, 13-plus years later, I can say that I without a doubt DO know how easy it is. We are all vulnerable and breakable driving down the roads with our friends and families on a Sunday afternoon, much less driving a patrol car at 100 mph in the Flathead Valley, atop the Bozeman Pass or over the Saco Flats. Speed, the unpredictability of other drivers, and the environment are ever-present dangers, ready to claim the careless or the unlucky in a split second. To the families and friends of Evan and his recently-departed partner, David Graham, be assured that Evan and David will ride in the passenger seat with me until I finish this career, hopefully in one piece, reminding me to be careful, to watch for the carelessness of others when I can, and to remember that all the risk and potential loss is truly for a greater good. I had barely met Evan; I believe I taught an afternoon at the academy he attended. But even so, I have been impressed with all the stories about him and how well he was liked. I couldn't make his funeral, so I waited in the Billings office and listened to his Last Call on the radio when it came. I grieve with all of you and wish you peace and safety.

MHP 318
Billings, MT

September 4, 2008

Wished I would have gotten to know you before I did. Thanks for everything and you will be missed dearly. Rest in peace in peace brother.

Tow Truck Driver

September 3, 2008

Rest in peace brother...You are not forgotten!

Trooper Jake Covey
Alaska State Troopers

September 3, 2008

To the family of Trooper Evan F. Schneider, please accept my sincere heart felt sympathy for the loss of your hero. Thank you for standing beside him and allowing him to protect Montana citizens like myself and my children. I did not know your loved one, but read about the loss in the local Great Falls newspaper. I would like to offer some advice to Carrie, his widow, if I may. Last summer, my husband was killed while serving in Iraq(he is listed on the page as well (Ryan A. Balmer.) We were both in our early thirties and living a GREAT dream life of love, laughter, not only for ourselves, but our children as well. When I read your husband's obtiuary, the part about the awesome love you had for one another and everyone around you being in awe of it sounded like it was written for my husband and I. There will be days from now on that you will certainly feel like you cannot go on, but rest assured, you will. The love you once shared will ensure that you will have the strength to meet each new day with more courage than you ever believed you had within you. Just think of it like this, at the end of each day, right before you go to bed remind yourself that you did it! you were able to make it through another day, put one foot in front of the other, and that you were strong enough to make it through another sometimes, dreadful day. Take pride in this profound victory.
One other word of advice, I would suggest that you consider attending next year's National Law Enforcement Week activities in May. I recently attended the C.O.P.S National Law Enforcement Week in Washington D.C. a few months ago. I can't tell you how much that helped me, my family, my husband's family, as well as our children. I am actually preparing to leave for the C.O.P.S. Surviving Spouse's Getaway at the end of this month. I have found a great amount of comfort when I have been able to talk to other young widows, because unfortantely, there is no one else that knows our pain. Please take care, and remember to be gentle with yourself. If you would like to get in touch with me, please email me. [email protected]

Danielle Balmer, Civilian

September 3, 2008

You will be missed and never forgotten.

Det. Doug Teachworth
Lynnwood, WA PD

September 3, 2008

Rest in peace Troop!! You will never be forgotten......

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 3, 2008

Rest in peace brother your is complete. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS. I will pray for you and your family.


September 3, 2008

My heart goes out to the trooper's family.Also to his fellow troopers.Montana highways are a lonely place to patrol being from Montana when you lose a Lawenforcement officer it's felt statewide.Please remember this brave trooper in your thoughts and prayers.

Officer Keil Ahenakew
Boulder city Police

September 3, 2008



September 3, 2008

Ev,you will be missed brother. You made this world a better place. Rest easy, Carrie and Jim will be taken care of.

MHP 258

September 3, 2008

MHP 330

It was an honor serving next to you on our highways.
Rest in peace friend.

Columbia Falls Fire Department

September 2, 2008

You were an amazing person Evan, and you will be missed dearly.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

"The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

Hannah Williams
Daughter of MHP 308

September 2, 2008

Rest in peace brother Trooper. May God bless your family and the Montana Highway Patrol because you are well taking care of now in his arms. God will protect and watch over your wife, brother and family. God Speed Troop!!!!!!!!!!

Trooper Bobby D. White
Alabama State Troopers-Montgomery

September 2, 2008

Evan, It was my honor to know such a bright and caring individual as yourself. You were an inspriation to upcoming cadets with your demeanor and professionalism during the PVOC week of the Academy. We will take it from here, watch over us here and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as are your family.

Sgt. Mike Zuhoski
Laurel Police Department

September 2, 2008

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