Minnesota Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Lake City, MN Police Officer Shawn Schneider passed away 11 days after being shot in the head while responding to a domestic disturbance between a 17-year-old girl and her ex-boyfriend on Lyon Avenue.

According to news reports and court documents, Officer Schneider helped the girl out of the home when 25-year-old Alan Sylte, Jr. shot him in the head. Sylte was later found in the home dead from a gunshot wound.

Officer Schneider was honored on 01/07/2012 by his community and the 2,000 fellow Police Officers and other first responders before he was laid to rest.

I attended the services to honor Officer Schneider along with other officers from my department. When we arrived in Lake City, I was greeted by a resident who shook my hand, thanked me for coming to Lake City and thanked me for my service. Although I was appreciative of his comment, Officer Schneider deserves the thank you much more than I do, he gave his life for his community.

To the Schneider family, friends, and the Lake City community – I am sorry for your loss and your hero will never be forgotten.

Donation locations have been setup for the family. Those locations include:

Alliance Bank, Lake City

Shawn Schneider Family Support Fund
Alliance Bank
105 E. Lyon Ave., PO Box 455
Lake City, MN 55041

Drop off donations at any of their 10 locations
visit alliancebanks.com for a list of locations

Fiesta Foods, Lake City

Fiesta Foods is taking donations to help Officer Schneider & his family. Cashiers will ask if you’d like to donate. Minimum $1 increments.

Lake City Police Department

LakeCity Police Department
209 South High Street, PO Box 448
Lake City, Minnesota 55041
651-345 – 3344

Wabasha County Sheriffs Department

Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office
848 17TH Street East
Wabasha, MN 55981-5033

Red Wing Police Department

Law Enforcement Center
430 West 6th Street
Red Wing, MN 55066

Plainview City Police Department

241 W. Broadway
Plainview, MN 55964

Winona Law Enforcement Center

201 West 3rd St.
Winona, MN 55987

ScottCounty Law Enforcement Center

301 Fuller St. S
Shakopee, MN 55379

Fillmore County Sheriffs Department, Preston Minnesota

Fillmore County Law Enforcement Center/Jail
901 Houston Street NW
Preston, MN 55965-1080


Olmsted County Sheriffs Department, Rochester Minnesota

101 4th St SE
Rochester, MN 55904


Big Tony’s, Alma Wisconsin

107 N Main St
Alma, WI 54610


Home Federal

All Branches in Rochester Minnesota


Lake City Youth Baseball Association

Donate via paypal at lakecitybaseball.com

Drop Box Donation Sites

Lake Pepin Floral, Lake City
Kwik Trip, Lake City
Burger King, Lake City
The Galley, Lake City
The Bronks, Lake City
Kennedy Snyder Drug, Lake City
Gerkens Town & Country, Lake City
Federal Mogul, Lake City
The Railhouse, Lake City
Dison Cleaners all Locations, Rochester
Paul Busch Auto Center, Wabasha
Dons Lawn & Sport, Wabasha
Lake City Disposal, Lake City
Huettl’s Meat Market, Lake City
Corner Closet, Lake City

Author: Terry Pretzloff

Minnesota Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty