Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael Ray Schaefer

Uvalde County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 25, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael Ray Schaefer

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Schaefer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 25, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 5, 2018

Rest in Peace my brother.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

December 26, 2016

I never knew you you died on Christmas servering you county or were ever thank you for that you are and will never be forgotten Rip

Sgt Matt Jackson
Jefferson county sheriff's office

December 21, 2016

Rest in peace sir

Officer Shannon Yates
University of Southern Miss Police Department

December 25, 2013

Heroes live forever, Deputy Schaefer, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Uvalde County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 25, 2013

You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary 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. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today

I was saddened to see that Christmas Day is the eow for so many, many officers. Rest In Peace.

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

December 25, 2011

A few years ago my wife and I were with the kids at the Frio for vacation. At the time I was a police officer and was waiting in the hour long line for the tube shuttle at Neal's when Deputy Schaefer came by. He and I started talking and next thing you know he told us to load up. He loaded all six of our tubes into his patrol truck along with all six of us and gave us a ride to the drop point. I will never forget one brother in blue looking out for another, no matter how small the favor. Rest In Peace Brother

Robert Powers

December 7, 2011

You are in my prayers, may God continue to watch over you and your loved ones. It doesn't really "get better", just a little easier to handle as time goes on. Take the time to cry when needed, he will be watching over you and will understand your pain. May all the officers and their families remember to be there for the family on this first anniversary. God watch over each and every one of them.

Widow of Lt. James Sunderland EOW 6-30-06

November 30, 2011

Dear Schaefer Family,
I have recently returned from the police unity tour. I have had the honro to represent your loved one in a 300+ mile bicycle ride from East Hanover NJ to Washington DC. SUring this ride we experince times of fatigue, un-ending pain and wanting to give up. At this time we then turn to our motivation, mine being Michael, to help us over come the obsticles. I never met michael but felt his presence every morning and all day long during the ride.
Every rider is given a metal bracelet to wear. It names the officer/Deputy that has given the ultimate Sacrafice in the line of duty. We wear it the entire time never take it off so it becomes a part of us. On the nite of the vigil we meet with the family and hand over the bracelet. In doing so we try to understand your loss, because in giving the bracelet we are losing a part of ourself.
Again I was honored to represent your loved one, and will be looking forward to getting your bracelet to you.
Johnny Levario, TCSO

Sgt. Johnny Levario
Talylor County SO ( Abilene Tx.)

May 16, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Schaefer,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Uvalde County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 22, 2011



det. sgt. doug jean
calcasieu parish sheriff's office

January 7, 2011

My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Schaefer. There are no words that can soothe the pain that you feel from your loss. I know this personally having lost my precious husband in July. Time and the mercy of God is all that will help...but it will help. Annette Lambert widow of Dep. Sheriff David W. Lambert, Warren County Sheriff Dept., Vicksburg, Ms.

D.Annette Lambert ( widow. Dep. Sheriff
David W. Lambert )

January 6, 2011

God love you brother, you can rest now. We'll take the watch from here until we meet on the other side.
For Michael's family, I know the pain of this kind of loss, all of his brothers and sisters in uniform and all of the families who have lost alike mourn with you. You are not alone.

Sgt. Sunderland
Val Verde County Sheriff's Office, TX

January 6, 2011

Rest in peace Deputy Schaefer.

retired police officer bob lester
midland police department

January 6, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept. - 24th Dist.

January 6, 2011

God Bless you brother, may you watch over all of us now.


January 5, 2011

To the friends and family of Deputy Sheriff Michael Ray Schaefer,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
May you rest in peace brother.

The Recruits of Session #49

Session 49
Zone Five Police Academy, NY

January 5, 2011

On behalf of the 6,166 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Deputy Schaefer’s family as well as the members of the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Department. 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

January 4, 2011

Rest In Peace, Deputy Schaefer.

Lt T Carr

January 3, 2011

Thank you, sir, for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

January 3, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Deputy Michael Ray Schaefer. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Michael.

PFC. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

January 3, 2011

Rest easy Deputy, Thank you for your service.

James Clendening
Glades County Sheriffs Office (FL)

January 3, 2011

Rest in peace, hero.

God bless you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08


January 2, 2011

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