Police Officer Shawn Schneider Lake City Police Department, Minnesota End of Watch: Friday, December 30, 2011

Police Officer Shawn Schneider | Lake City Police Department, MinnesotaLake City Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer Shawn Schneider

Lake City Police Department, Minnesota
End of Watch: Friday, December 30, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: 208

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: December 19, 2011
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Deceased

Agency Contact Information

Police Chief Gary Majchrzak
Lake City Police Department
209 South High Street
PO Box 448
Lake City, MN 55041
Phone: (651) 345-3344

Police Officer Shawn Schneider succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 11 days earlier while responding to a domestic disturbance call on West Lyon Avenue at approximately 8:30 am.
After arriving at the scene and attempting to make contact with the male subject, Officer Schneider was shot once in the head. The suspect retreated into the home, where he was found dead after a daylong standoff.
Officer Schneider was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds.
Officer Schneider had served with the 10-officer Lake City Police Department for eight years.

LAKE CITY — Lake City Police Officer Shawn Schneider died early Friday evening at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester from wounds he suffered from being shot in the head Dec. 19 as he was responding to a domestic dispute.
“The family thanks everyone for their overwhelming support and well wishes during this difficult time,” according to a statement by Mayo Clinic.
The news quickly spread through Lake City and hit hard, said Doug Wallerich, a friend of Schneider. “It’s devastating, it’s horrible, I’m as shocked as anyone else,” he said. Wallerich owns the Railhouse Grill, which is within a few blocks of where Schneider, 32, was shot.
The restaurant and bar were full Friday evening until news of Schneider’s death arrived. “It took a half hour and it was quiet and lonely in here,” he said. “It’s a somber moment.”
Schneider was “a true small-town police officer, he would do anything for you, he would do anything for anybody,” he said. “This is hitting a lot of hearts.” Schneider leaves a wife and three young children.

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3 Responses to “Police Officer Shawn Schneider Lake City Police Department, Minnesota End of Watch: Friday, December 30, 2011”


  1. 1 Chuck Krumrie December 31, 2011 at 13:03

    Our hearts and tears go out to the family of Officer Schneider. He was a brave man simply doing his job.

    Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for the many men and women who wear the uniform and who daily put their lives on the line for the sake of peace.

    God Bless you, Shawn. The Father will welcome you with arms open.

    Chuck Krumrie
    Susan Wood

    Minneapolis, MN

  2. 2 Jim Sullivan January 1, 2012 at 13:48

    The Chief of Police in Lake City (Gary Majchrzak) is my brother in law. Please note that Officer Schneider’s badge number is 208, and update his information accordingly. Please join me in offering my respects to his family, and the Lake City Police Department for the loss of one of their own. God bless them all in this time of need.

    Jim Sullivan
    Kenosha, WI

  3. 3 themunz January 1, 2012 at 14:06

    My deepest respects and heartfelt sympathies are always with everyone of my fallen brothers and sisters. I do this so their families and friends may always find a place to express their thoughts and feelings to one who has served


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