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 a job well done! may god be with your family and friends and your department. rest in peace!

911 dispatcher

Rest in peace...know that your fellow officers will never forget you and the sacrifice you made for us. Please watch over the other brothers and sisters, we all need a guardian angel!
God Bless you and your family and friends........

PO1 Kari Widup
Montgomery County Police, MD

i am sorry this happened to you. god bless you and your families.

Officer Jack Santos
San Francisco pd

May god be with your family and your Department. I cant think of any words to say about this act. Thank you for protecting us!!!!!!!!!!!

Cobb County PD, GA

Law Enforcement from around the country can feel the loss of two fine officers that were only doing what they love to do best.
Best wishes to all those from the department. My respects also go out to the officers family and friends.

Police Officer Andrew Galaydick
Freehold Township Police Dept, NJ

My family sends our deepest sympathies to Officer Markins family. Why did this happen? I'm baffled and stunned. May God be with you and comfort you in the days ahead.

Kris Rao Haimbach
Moore, SC
Sister of fallen SCHP Sr. Trp. Michael Rao
EOW 6/12/02

Kris Rao Haimbach
Sister of fallen SCHP Sr. Trooper Michael Rao

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Rest in peace Officer Markins.

Corrections Officer Ryan Bassett
Minnesota Department of Corrections

RIP are gone, but not forgotten. I am sure there are alot of people that are crying for you, but there are alot more with smiles on their faces for having known you. Now, you have touched so many more. RIP.

Lt. W.R. Phillips
CCA Lake City Correctional Facility

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Stephanie Markins. All of us in your law enforcement family are grieving with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 02/17/2002



Another Of the Finest loses her lfe in the line of duty. Rest in Peace. Know that there are other Law Enforcement Officers feeling the pain.

Belia Fessenden
Retired-Pinal County-Az

My deepest sympathy.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff - Jack Spear
Solano County Sheriff's Office (California)

Our deepest condolonces go out to the family and friends of Officer Markins. May she be recieved in Heaven as the true hero she is.


Family, friends & co-workers,
You are in my thoughts & prayers. I'd like to share a poem with you that has helped comfort me in my loss.

"I'll See You Again Some day"

I remember our last touch,
But, today that memories not enough.
To keep these tears out of my eyes.
To fill this void left in my life.
Tho we may be far apart,
You still live here in my heart.
I'll see you again someday,
With open arms you'll walk my way.
You'll be there at heavens gate,
And once again we'll embrace,
Oh, I'll see you again some day.

Thro the years I could always count on you,
Up to the end your love helped pull me thro.
Knowing you has made me strong,
Thro my life you will live on.
Missing you is not quite as hard,
Each day I will remind my heart,
I'll see you again some day,
With open arms you'll walk my way,
You'll be there at heavens gate
And once again we'll embrace,
Oh, I'll see you again some day

Oh, I'll see you again some day.

May God bless you & keep you safe.
Survivor of Trooper Calvin E. Taylor NCHP E.O.W. 10-3-01

NC Highway Patrol

I retired from Law Enforcement more than 20 years ago and I still feel as if I have lost a brother or sister each time an officer falls. The ultimate sacrifice these officers gave for their fellow human being should, must and will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff Edward Barnett, Ret.
Orange County Sheriff's Department

The brotherhood in blue has lost two more soldiers in a senseless tragic act.
Our condolences to the department and families, we grieve also.

Officer dan Caloia
Ypsilanti PD Ypsilanti, Mi

Lord, When will the senseless and ceaseless deaths stop?

My deepest condolences to the families and agencies involved.

May the Lord shine HIS glory on your mansions in the sky!!!

Ofc. Satcher GPD

Ofc. Lisa S Satcher
Gainesville Police Florida

Just when you think you have seen, heard it all....Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for these Officers and their families... may you rest peacefully in the arms of our loving Father until we all meet again. Your new department grows by two, 762, keep our backs...
Isaiah 40:31

Family and Friends,
My heart is broken for you as my family of law enforcement has lost yet another. I am grieving with you and praying you will find strength through this storm.

Cathy Hill
surviving spouse
Deputy Barrett Hill
e.o.w. 12/4/00
Phil 4:13

"Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Rest in Peace.
Brother in Blue, and God's Speed.

Rusty Redican

Rest in peace, Officer Markins. Your work here is done now. May God bless those you left behind.

Rest in peace! God bless the family, friends, and department of this hero; may she watch over us from above.

Baltimore City Police

To Officer Markins family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL E/O/W 11/6/1986

Another two senseless deaths of Police officers in this country. May you both rest in peace.


Rest peace Officer Markins. Your watch is over. Such a short life and shorter career; the senseless act of a coward saddens me greatly and at the same time angers me more. May God bless you and your family. Watch over us who are still here on watch and may your killer pay dearly and justly for his crime.

A Brother in Blue

Corning PD, NY

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