Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Stephanie Rae Markins

Hobart / Lawrence Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, July 22, 2002

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Reflections for Officer Stephanie Rae Markins

Thank you for your service and today we remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 22, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Markins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 22, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 16th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 22, 2018

REST-IN-PEACE My Sister in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

July 2, 2018

Stephanie, I've been thinking of you during Police Week, 2016. Even though you were only with the Dept. for a couple of weeks, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Lorie Francar, Records
Hobart/Lawrence Police Dept.

May 19, 2016

Thinking of you today and can't believe its been 12 years... still missing you.

Chief Jo Ann Mignon
co-worker / friend

July 22, 2014

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

February 25, 2014

Stephanie love you and miss you. Happy birthday honey you are not forgotten. You up

Mark G.

June 22, 2013

Stephanie love you and miss you. Happy birthday honey you are not forgotten. You up

Mark G.

June 22, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 16, 2013

Officer Stephanie Markins , you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service in law enforcement. God Bless you, your family and friends. Rest in Peace officer Markins.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

July 22, 2012

Thank you for your service Officer, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 11, 2012

Robert Etter was a good man, whom I served with in viet nam 1966/67 he was always a cheerful person, It was an HONOR to serve with bob and to know him, be in peace brother. Duane tanton always your brother in arms.

sp/4 Duane a Tanton
U.S. Army Viet Nam Brothers

March 3, 2012

Your sacrifice and devotion to duty will not be forgotten. May those who serve be safe and may God's blessings be upon you.


July 22, 2010

I'm sorry I never had a chance to meet Officer Markins. Thank you for serving. May you find peaceful rest.


July 22, 2009

Stephanie ...
I remember the day that you were taken from us. And I also remember the dozens upon dozens of officers and police departments that drove in the motorcade memorial down Hwy. 54 like it was just yesterday. May you ( and your partner Robert Etter ) never be forgotten.

Wisconsin Native

May 19, 2009

Hey Steph, I was just browsing through some websites and found this. What an honor it is to have you as my family. I know you look after all of us because I can feel it. You are up there with Grandpa, looking down at us and praying with us. I think of you so often and remeber all the Holidays we've spent together and all the times you babysat me. God, I miss your laughter and smile. But ya know....I see your smile and hear your laugh to this day. You will NEVER be forgotten! I love you and miss you tremendously. Lots of love ~ your cousin ~ Jamie. Thanks for helping me out in my time of troubles...give Grandpa a *BIG* hug for me, too :)


November 4, 2008

You are remembered today hero, rest in peace with all our brother and sister officers, you will never be forgotten.


October 19, 2008

Even though I have written you many letters, spoken to you thousands of times, and prayed for answers over the past six years it never seems enough. I think of you everyday. I think of the last time I saw you and the words we spoke. I continue to wish that I had listened closer and stared at you longer. I cannot get the pain of losing you to subside. Everyone says that time heals all wounds, but the wound in my heart have not healed. I wish I had returned your call the day you left. I keep thinking...If only, but it was too late. I could have heard your voice and the concern that I am well aware of today that you had for me. But deep in my heart I know that you know everything happens for a reason. If God chose to take you because of my illness in order for me to get better, I am truly sorry. I wish it had been me.
We always had that special connection, and I believe we still do. So, in time, I know we will both know the truth. If there is a chance that you know what is in my thoughts and heart today, please know that above all, you were and always will be my best friend. I love and miss you. You are not forgotten and you will continue to grow in my will never fade. I promise.
All my love....Laura P.S. I know you know why I could not see Joan Jett. I won't either until we can see her together! XXOO


September 14, 2008

Remembering you today and wishing this had never happened. You will not be forgotten.


July 22, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Markins. You have done your time in hell. Rest peacefully in gods hands... You will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Chris DiToro

July 22, 2008

My, gosh. We will never make sense of this horrific act of devastation and destruction, but my hope and faith is in a God of Justice and Judgment. Thanks to the officer for giving us an account of the saddest day in your life and career.
Thanks for your contribution of serving and making a difference.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


July 22, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 22, 2008

You gave me so much wonderful advise when I knew you as an officer in Brillion, WI. I think of you everyday and wonder why so often. This world lost a great and wonderful person.

October 8, 2007

HERO! Thanks for your service.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

July 22, 2007

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