Md. Tactical Officer Fatally Shot Serving Warrant

Baltimore County Officer Jason Schneider was killed while serving a warrant at a house Wednesday.

The statement continues to address the rest of the police department, "please know that we appreciate your service and know that you are in great pain having lost a brother in arms this morning," and asked everyone in Baltimore County to take a moment of silence for Schneider.

"He was one of Baltimore County's quiet heroes," he said.

Kamenetz said at the press conference that Schneider's father is a retired city police officer. "He is remarkably stoic," he said.

A Facebook page honoring the officer was created shortly after his death was confirmed Wednesday morning. "Remembering POFC Jason Schneider BCPD EOW 8/28/2013."

One woman posted, "sad my prayers are with his family, friends and BCPD may he rest in peace."

Many people changed their profile picture to a Baltimore County Police badge with a blue line through the middle in remembrance.

In earlier versions of this article, a quote from Chief James W. Johnson was misattributed to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. The Sun regrets the error.

Copyright 2013 - The Baltimore Sun

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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