You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Officer Jason Schneider, 36
Baltimore County Maryland Police Department
August 28, 2013 – Officer Jason Schneider was shot and killed while serving a search warrant. As the team entered the house to search for a teen wanted in connection with an earlier shooting, the four occupants inside attempted to flee. Officer Schneider pursued one of the subjects to the rear of the home when another of the subjects opened fire striking Officer Schneider several times. Before he passed away, Officer Schneider was able to return fire, killing the shooter.
Officer Schneider is survived by his wife and children.
Trooper William P. Keene, 56
New York State Police
August 23, 2013 – Trooper William Keane suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a timed commercial vehicle inspection event at the North American Inspectors Championship in Utah. He is survived by his wife, seven children, and six grandchildren.