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.
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