Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Joseph George Schuengel

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, October 15, 2010

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Reflections for Sergeant Joseph George Schuengel

Sergeant, you have truly earned your wings. Rest easy my brother, we have your watch now.

Deputy Matt Hough
Greene County Sheriff's Office

October 19, 2010



October 19, 2010

To the family and friends of Trooper Schuengel and the men and women of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Joe's dedication to the public is as remarkable as his skill as a pilot. Joe's final moments remained in the pubic interest as he successfully manuvered his crippled aircraft to an open street to avoid the possibility of striking any occupied residence during his forced landing.

I believe Joe will be able to rest easier knowning so many of us will continue to carry on his work and I know he is in the good company of our other fallen brothers, looking after all of us in law enforcement.

Peter Damos
St. Louis County Police ( 1975 - 1981 )
U.S. Secret Service- Retired 2007
Senior Special Agent U.S. Customs & Border Protection
San Antonio, Texas

Senior Special Agent
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

October 19, 2010

Thank you for your sacrifices and your devotion to duty. Sergeant Joe Schuengel, you will be remembered, never forgotten, and you made a difference in thousands of lives in your long career. Your communities and the State of Missouri are better places because of your willingness to be on the front line. To the Missouri State Highway Patrol, we grieve with you for your loss of a fine State Trooper. To the family of Sergeant Schuengel, take some small measure of comfort in knowing his death and ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom was not in vain. Others could sleep safely at night knowing warriors like he, were standing watch on the vanguard.

Dean S. Nyhart, Major
Arizona Department of Public Safety

October 19, 2010

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sergeant Schuengel. Godspeed.

Niles Illinois Police Department

October 19, 2010

My prayers and thoughts with the family, Troop C, MSHP, and especially those at the console and desk taking the calls during this time. May you lean on God and each other to get through the days and weeks ahead, he will carry you through the darkest times and Joe will be there also. God Bless.

Lalah Gregory
MSHP C124 Troop G

October 19, 2010

May god bless and keep your family, friends, and the MSHP during these hard times. Rest peacefully Trooper Schuengel.

MDC 353

October 19, 2010

Joe, Rest in peace Brother and may GOD look over your family and the MSHP.

Trooper Archie Forsyth
Louisiana State Police (Troop A)

October 18, 2010

Sgt. Schuengel,

I did not know you, but know many who do and have worked with you. What you did was honorable to keep people safe, even up until the last moment. The news that you departed, hit my family hard and you will truly be honored and missed. God Speed and God Bless.

Dep. B. Jones

Deputy B. Jones #633
Cass County MO Sheriff's Office

October 18, 2010

To the family/friends and co-workers of Sgt. Joseph Schuengel-I just wanted to say that my sympathies go out to you all because of this unexpected tragedy. I am sure the Sergeant was a wonderful man and excellent LEO.

Sgt Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

October 18, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

October 18, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
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 silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

October 18, 2010

On behalf of the 6,181 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Sergeant Schuengel’s family as well as the members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

October 18, 2010

My prayers go with the family of Sergeant Schuengel. Havng known "first-hand" the loss of a son, Deputy Sheriff Joseph Scott Quarles in 03, I certianly feel and know your pain. God's best blessing as you now experience grief.

Grace and Peace

Phil. 4:13

Sergeant Bill Quarles
Crime Prevention Officer

October 18, 2010

Rest in peace my Brother

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Ms)

October 18, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Joe Schuengel, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Sergeant Schuengel, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

October 18, 2010

Rest in peace and my prayers are with your family

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

October 18, 2010

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

October 18, 2010

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

October 18, 2010

To the friends and family of Sergeant Joseph Schuengel,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find peace during this tragedy.

Session 49
Zone Five Police Academy, NY

Session 49
Zone Five Academy

October 18, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Sergeant Schuengel and may they know you will never be forgotten. Thank you Sergeant Schuengel for your dedicated service to the people of Missouri and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/07/06

October 18, 2010

Thank you for your selfless service and ultimate sacrific. You truly were an inspiration and model officer for others.
Rest in peace and watch over the rest of your brothers and keep them safe.

You will be missed.

April Briscuso officer/dispatcher
Hazelwood Police/previous co-worker

October 18, 2010

Sergeant Schuengel, thank you for for brave service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

October 18, 2010

Sergeant Schuengel thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!

Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

October 17, 2010

My heart goes out to your family, friends and co-workers, as I share in your sorrow and your loss. I wish for you strength in the days ahead, and I hope you find some comfort in knowing that our Troopers did what they loved the most. We are a close family, and we will all be there for you when you need us. God Bless. Mother of M.S.H.P Trooper Ralph Tatoian, E.O.W. 4-20-05.

Mary Ann Tatoian

October 17, 2010

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