Deputy Sheriff Marylin Anjanette Mayo

Deputy Sheriff Marylin Anjanette Mayo

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, September 21, 2023

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Marylin Anjanette Mayo

Deputy Sheriff Mary Mayo succumbed to injuries sustained on June 13th, 2007, when a large tree fell on the patrol car she was riding in. The incident occurred as she and her fiance, Sergeant Beau Raimer, were participating in a funeral procession for Deputy Hilery Mayo (no relation), who was killed in the line of duty four days earlier.

The procession was traveling along West 21st Avenue through Covington when a violent thunderstorm with devastating rain and winds developed. A large pine tree fell onto the patrol car as it passed South Johnson Street. The tree crushed the top of the patrol car and killed Sergeant Raimer instantly. Deputy Mayo suffered a severed spinal cord that caused her to become paralyzed from the chest down. She underwent years of rehabilitation and was able to return to the sheriff's office as a dispatcher for a short time; however, complications from her injuries caused her to become bedridden. She succumbed to her injuries 16 years later on September 21st, 2023.

Deputy Mayo had served with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office for two years at the time of the crash. She is survived by her mother, brother, niece, godmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, June 13, 2007

routine driving, weather


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Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

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