Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant David Lynn Schmidt

Seagoville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant David Lynn Schmidt

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

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

January 12, 2021

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

January 7, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Sergeant David Schmidt and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Seagoville Police Department, Texas. May GOD give comfort and understanding to their loss. RIP Brother!

Chaplain. Terry Longacre.
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvanianbiu hasMa

January 3, 2021

Sgt. Schmidt,
I never knew you, but I was motor partners with your brother, Kevin. I know the type of selfless dedication and strong moral character that you possessed. I pray you Rest In Peace.

M.R. Gregory
Bridgeport PD

January 2, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

January 2, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

December 31, 2020

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

December 31, 2020

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

December 31, 2020

RIP sir.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

December 31, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

December 30, 2020

Rest in Peace Sgt. Schmidt. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Schmidt Family and the Seagoville Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

December 30, 2020

Rest in Peace Sergeant Schmidt. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

December 30, 2020

God bless you Sergeant David Lynn Schmidt, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Seagoville Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

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

December 30, 2020

R.I.P Sergeant David Schmidt

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

December 30, 2020

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time..

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

December 30, 2020

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

December 30, 2020

Rest in Peace Sergeant David Lynn Schmidt. Thank you for your 15 years of service with the Seagoville Police Department in Texas. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your son, and your three brothers and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of your family, and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

December 30, 2020

So sad. Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

December 30, 2020

RIP Sergeant Schmidt. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Seagoville

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

December 30, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Sergeant Schmidt. The EOW Riders thank you for your service, your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Allison McCarter
Beyond the Call of Duty
EOW Ride to Remember

December 30, 2020

You are not forgotten.

2Lt Dave D
FCPD

December 30, 2020

I still remember the first time I met David 16 years ago. He was one of the kindest, silliest people I’ve ever known. I feel blessed for having a friend like him touch my life. He will be greatly missed.

Officer B. Bruce
DeSoto Police Department

December 29, 2020

Schmidt family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Sgt.Schmidt thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Ofc.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls,OH Police Dept

December 29, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

December 29, 2020

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

December 29, 2020

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