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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 2015

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I too hate that part of the drive to Houston, passing that Diamond Shamrock. Still cant hear One More Day without thinking of that day. I was on the Palmer Fire Department at the time. We went to the semi that caught fire up on the highway when an onlooker watching them load you into Careflite hit the semi. Thank God for the guard rail or we would have lost a lot of guys. My partner and I went to your funeral. I realized your mother in law was my piano teacher when I was a kid. I appreciate all the nights you covered us on the freeway in Palmer on 45. Sorry I was a firefighter that day and not a cop stopping for diesel at the gas station. I wish I could have been there for you.

Lieutenant Michael Magiera
Dallas Police Department

May 10, 2018

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