Officer Schneider’s Funeral Unites Lake City

LAKE CITY, Minn. (WCCO) – Hundreds from across the state gathered Saturday in Lake City for the funeral of Officer Shawn Schneider, who died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head while responding to a domestic call last month.

The city’s streets were lined with those who came to honor Schneider, those who worked with Schneider and those who called him “friend.”

Tony Wiebusch, whose 4-year-old son is in the same class as Schneider’s youngest child, considered Schneider a friend.

Wiebusch said that when he heard what happened to Schneider, he put himself in the shoes of Schneider’s three children.

“I couldn’t imagine,” he said. “It’s a really sad situation.”

Schneider’s fellow officers lead the procession, followed by hundreds of public safety officials from across the state. A horse-drawn carriage carried Schneider’s body from First Lutheran Church to Lakewood Cemetery.

Tyler Sense, a responder for the Goodview Fire Department, said that the public service community is so tightly knit that if one goes down, the community comes together.

Around Lake City, numerous hand-made signs revealed the city’s sentiments as it said goodbye to Schneider.

Micki Casey, a Lake City resident who attended the funeral, said, “It’s not something that I think our community takes lightly.”

  • Sam Maass

    Officer I know you are in Heaven. I wish comfort to your family. You are what America is made of.


    Of course, you probably heard it from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend? Oh, and I am sure that you have direct reliable evidence to back that claim up…..Can’t wait atleast one day to let the family and friends to grieve in peace before the claims of conspiracy start from people that likely have no connection whatsoever to this entire incident? What is wrong with you?

    Rest in Peace Officer Schneider, your sacrifice will never be forgotten!

  • Mary Elfstrand Kubes

    Prayers are a constant for your whole family. You gave the ultimate sacrifice on the call of duty. God bless you! We live in a free country and have men and women like you to protect us… I am one that is very thankful for our police force. Rest in peace Officer Schneider

  • Guy Ron Mundale

    The Bell has again sadly sounded yet we are comforted by Shawns committment as well as the committment of other fallen Officers to make Minnesota & this Nation a safer & better place….Gods Blessing my comrades…YOU are NOT forgotten…..G.Ronald Mundale Edina,PD.#122Ret.

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