Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Stephanie Schreurs

Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Stephanie Schreurs

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

October 5, 2019

Deepest Condolences from Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 17

Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement ACAD
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 17

September 26, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Deputy Schreurs.

President Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

September 15, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Schreurs. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the LCSO during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

September 10, 2019

My condolences to the family.

Robin Wray
Portland Police Bureau
Personnel Division
1111 SW 2nd Ave., Room 1542
Portland, OR 97204

September 9, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Stephanie was killed in the line of duty.

To the Schreurs family, fellow officers, and all who call Stephanie beloved, 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 our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that that you receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Scheurs gave to her community and the citizens of Iowa and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on August 13, 2019.

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

September 9, 2019

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over eight years. I pray that Stephanie's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

August 28, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Schreurs. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 28, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

August 27, 2019

Deputy Schreurs

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

August 26, 2019

Thank you Deputy Schreurs for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Iowa. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my sister.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

August 25, 2019

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Stephanie Schreurs on their loss. May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort they need during this time of grief. Thank you fellow officer for your dedication and service to your community. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Stephanie Schreurs .

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protect

August 25, 2019

DEP SHERIFF STEPHANIE SCHREURS MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

MICHAEL LONG
RETIRED NY STATE POLICE

August 24, 2019

RI.P Deputy Sheriff Stephanie Schreurs

BRIAN MOLYNEAUX
citizen

August 24, 2019

RIP

President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodge

August 23, 2019

God bless you Deputy Stephanie Schreurs for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Rest In Peace Sister.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

August 23, 2019

Rest In Peace my Sister

Lieutenant Shannon Yates
University of Southern Mississippi Police Dept

August 23, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Schreurs.

Joe Hart-Bowley

August 23, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Schreurs. We thank you for your service. God Bless!

DeKalb Police Department

August 19, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the following officer, her family friends fellow officers. Prayers, she rest in peace.

Rick Anderssen Sr.

August 19, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 18, 2019

Sheriff Scheuers, your long and dedicated work that others may live in safety will not go unnoticed by our good Lord who sees and knows everything. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

August 18, 2019

We wish to share our sincere condolences and give strenght through this hard time to her family, friends and colleagues.

Carine Pieters - CSI - Chief Inspector
Federal Police of Antwerp - Belgium - Europe

August 17, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II,Retired Fire Lt.
Baltimore City Fire Department

August 16, 2019

24 years is a long time of service. This service is very appreciated! May God bless your family and Department.

F.T.O. Michael St.Clair II
Chicago Police Department

August 16, 2019

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