Patrolman Harry Marvin "Marty" Steinfeldt, III

Patrolman Harry Marvin "Marty" Steinfeldt, III

Ferris Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, October 6, 2002

Harry Marvin "Marty" Steinfeldt, III

Patrolman Marty Steinfeldt was shot and killed while responding to a fight at a gas station at Fifth Street and I-45.

Prior to Patrolman Steinfeldt's arrival, one of the men had shot and killed another man with a shotgun. Patrolman Steinfeldt was shot when he arrived on the scene. The suspect was also shot and wounded and taken into custody. Patrolman Steinfeldt was transported to the Methodist Medical Center in Dallas where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Steinfeldt's murder and sentenced to death. He was executed by lethal injection on April 9th, 2015.

Patrolman Steinfeldt was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the 12-person Ferris Police Department for two years. He is survived by his expectant wife.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 214
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 2015

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Harry, I was thinking of you today and how you taught me so much about being a tactical field MP versus a garrison one when we deployed to Bosnia in 96 with 529th MP COmapny. Your lessons helped keep my Soldiers alive in Afghanistan years later when I was a platoon sergeant leading them on combat patrols. You are truly one of a kind and I look forward to seeing you again when the Lord calls me home. Thank you brother and rest in peace.

Retired Army NCO
Police Officer, Indianapolis, IN

September 15, 2018

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