Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper III William Schoenberger

Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 1993

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Reflections for Trooper III William Schoenberger

Twenty five years ago a good man was taken. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

April 15, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 13, 2017

Your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten. Thinking of your family today and praying for God to send them strength.

Laura Gibson-Szerokman, Surviving Spouse
of Ofc. Allen W. Gibson, Jr. EOW: 04/25/98

April 22, 2014

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

March 11, 2014

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 27, 2012

Never forgotten.

Sgt. Vik Konters
Edina Police, MN (old room mate)

April 22, 2011

Trooper Schoenberger,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Wisconsin. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 22, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 22, 2010

missing you!


March 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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 who was 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2009

I'm sorry you were taken from your loved ones. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Bless you for serving. Bless your fellow brothers and sisters, may they be protected from harm as they protect us.


October 26, 2008

Thank you for your bravery, dedication, service and sacrifice. I know that today, the 15th Anniversary of your tragic death is terribly hard on your firends and loved ones. May your loved ones find solace in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

April 22, 2008

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 24, 2008

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, April 22, 2006 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Trooper III William Schoenberger who died in the line of duty on this date 13 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Trooper Schoenberger's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

April 22, 2006

Willie was my roommate when I was working at Eau Claire PD. What a great guy, always laughing and having fun. I think of him often. Some day we will be before the Lord, looking back at all the good times.

Detective Vik Konters
Edina Police Dept. MN

July 27, 2004

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State Police we extend our condolences to Trooper William Schoenberger's family and the members of the Wisconsin State Patrol.
It was been 11 years and your memory lives on.
While your watch is over, our's continues.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

April 23, 2004

It seems like yesterday that you and I were at in-service talking about the upcoming births of our daughters. It's been over 12 years and they are growing up way too fast.
I still can't forget how she would run out into the lobby to look at each one of us in uniform when we came to see you at the hospital after the crash and the terrible look of disappointment on her face when she saw it wasn't you.
You are still missed and when the guys of D-6 get together to talk about the "good ole days" your name always comes up.
I still miss you my friend and look forward to the day when we can sit and laugh together again.

Walworth County Sheriff's Dept.

December 13, 2003


My friend, my fishing partner and my fellow officer.

We'll fish together again when I get to heaven.

Deputy Sheriff Michael Froseth-Retired
Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department

September 12, 2003

God bless...


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