JANUARY 9, 2012
Lowering of Flag to Half-Mast Proclamation
Council President Rauterkus
I first of all would like to thank the council for accepting the proclamation allowing City of Red Wing flags to be at half mast for one week in honor of Officer Shawn Schneider of the Lake City Police Department.
I know Shawn's family, as well as his extended law enforcement family, appreciate the City of Red Wing honoring the loss of Officer Schneider who was killed in the line of duty.
Officer Schneider's funeral took place this past Saturday and was attended by hundreds of law enforcement and emergency service providers from not only Minnesota, but from around the country.
Many members of our department, along with members of the fire department attended the funeral.
The outpouring of love, support and respect by all who attended for Officer Schneider and his family was truly amazing.
Police officers going into the profession know that it is a dangerous career.
They know that they may make the ultimate sacrifice some day, just like Officer Schneider did.
They also know that law enforcement is a profession they can be proud of and that the work they do is important.
In closing I would just like to say that our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the family of Officer Shawn Schneider, the Lake City Police Department and to the community of Lake City.
Chief of Police
Red Wing Police Department