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 Schuengel, our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. We salute your service and dedication. Rest in peace.

Sgt Doug Beardsley
Illinois State Police

October 16, 2010

Sergeant, unfortunately I never had the pleasure of meeting you but I know your type very well in the men and women I dispatch for. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice and always, always putting yourself last to protect others. My heart goes out to your friends and family and I know that your fellow troopers are part of that family. It is obvious that you will be sorely missed. Thank you sir for your seventeen years. I appreciate you.

Dispatcher Trina Duarte
Rolla Central

October 16, 2010

Rest easy, brother. We've got the watch now.

Officer J. Perkins

October 16, 2010

Having been on scene and seeing this horrific accident it will always be in my mind. You are a true hero, managing to avoid all those house and hitting the road is amazing. Rest in peace my brother.

St Louis Area

October 16, 2010

Rest In Peace


October 16, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

October 16, 2010

It was with much sadness that many of us learned of your death yesterday. May you rest in peace and thank you for your many years of service helping others. Your family, friends and co-workers are in the prayers of my family.

Kathy McEntee
Sister of Sgt. Bill McEntee EOW 7/5/05

October 16, 2010

The Lord needed a good Trooper and no doubt got one of the best in you. It is honor to say I served with you Joe, you will be missed, but never forgotten my brother and I look forward to one day seeing you again......

Rest in peace Joe.

Forever 970

Trooper Tony Sandoval Jr., #611
Missouri State Highway Patrol

October 16, 2010

There are no words to take away the pain for the family, coworkers and friends of Sgt. Schuengel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and hopefully knowing we are sharing your grief will bring you some peace. Father of Jeremy Chambers EOW 04/24/2006.

Earl Chambers, retired
Cahokia, IL. P.D.

October 16, 2010

Rest in Peace Sarge, keep an eye on us still on Watch, from Heaven

Phoenix Police,Brother in Blue

October 16, 2010

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 16, 2010

A couple of touching poems that are mandatory reading and enjoyment for any pilot. My heart goes out to Joe's family and the entire law enforcement and aviation community,

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds -- and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -- wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long, delirious burning blue. I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untresspassed sanctity of space,put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And hovered out of ground effect on semi-rigid blades;
Earthward I've auto'ed,
and met the rising brush
Of non-paved terrain - and done a thousand things
You would never care to -
skidded and drooped and flared
Low in the heat-soaked roar.
Confined there,
I've chased the earthbound traffic, and lost
The race to insignificant headwinds.
Forward, and a little up, in ground effect
I've topped the General's hedge with drooping turns
Where never Skyhawk, or even Phantom flew.
And, shaking and pulling collective, I've lumbered
The low trespassed halls of Victor Airways,
Put out my hand, and touched a tree.
Rest in Peace you Sky Pilot

Bob Curtis, Deputy Sheriff, CFI-MEI
Christian County (MO) Sheriff's Office

October 16, 2010



October 16, 2010

Rest in peace Sergeant Schuengel!
You will not be forgotten!
FACEBOOK salutes you!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

October 16, 2010

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Sgt Joseph Schuengel. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Schuengel and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 16, 2010

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 16, 2010

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Joseph ( Joe ) Schuengel. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Missouri will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIP Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

October 16, 2010


We responded and we tried, as did many others...As your final heroic deed you obviously directed your crippled aircraft away from the numerous nearby residences, without question saving lives...As expected a HERO to the end...Rest easy now Sarge...WE WILL NOT FORGET...God be with you, your family and friends, and all those with the MSHP...Specifically "Troop C".

Police Officer
Ellisville, Missouri Police Department

October 16, 2010

R.I.P. Brother

Sgt. Sawyer
Waterloo, Il. P.D.

October 16, 2010

RIP Brother. You will not be forgotten. Thank you for your brave service. God Bless.

Chief JA Millan
Hoonah AK PD

October 16, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Sergeant Schuengel during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol

October 16, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 16, 2010

Rest in peace SGT Schuengel, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. You were a hero for avoiding the residences. God speed as you patrol the skies above us. Terry F. Zech


October 16, 2010

Romans 13:3-4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

You were a minister for God, now rest from your labors as His servant and enter into His rest. Until we meet again in the world without end.

Chaplain Christopher L. Robinson
Texas Department of Public Safety

October 16, 2010

God bless you and take you in his arms. From another lawman and aviator I know you loved your mission doing both. Peace and strength to your family, brothers, and sisters.

Robert Curtis, Special Agent (Ret)
USAF Office of Special Investigations

October 16, 2010

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