Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Harry Marvin "Marty" Steinfeldt, III

Ferris Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, October 6, 2002

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Reflections for Patrolman Harry Marvin "Marty" Steinfeldt, III

Patrol Steinfeldt,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in the Persian Gulf. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 6, 2022

It’s been 20 years since we last saw your smile… twenty long years without hearing your voice, but seems like only yesterday when I got the call to come home. You are missed by all of us, each in our own way. Not a day goes by that Mom nor I don’t think about you. Love you forever.

Harry Steinfeldt

October 4, 2022

Just checking in, put a word in for us down here, we sure could use some help.

LASD (Retired)

November 18, 2021

It's been 18 years since I've seen your smile, hugged you tight and called you "momma's baby boy." You never get too old to be a momma's boy! But, your days were short and you left too soon, but you are forever in our hearts! Our sweet grand-daughter is beautiful, 17 and has so many traits that remind us of you. I know you watch from above. We miss you.

Mom & Dad

October 6, 2020

I can't believe you've been gone love you God bless you God bless your family

Security Jeffrey Harrison
Corpus Christi State School

January 4, 2020

I can't believe you've been gone love you God bless you God bless your family

Security Jeffrey Harrison
Corpus Christi State School

January 4, 2020

I don't get in here much because even after all these years it hurts so much to think about you and where you could have been by now, what you could have been doing and how your life would have turned out. Always missed... never forgotten. Dad


November 18, 2019

17 years since that day, but you will forever remain in our hearts and thoughts. I know you look down on all of us and when you see that beautiful young lady, your smile is so big! She is our breath of fresh air! We miss you, but we know we will see you again.


October 6, 2019

We had to honor you during this LE Memorial week. Your picture at the academy graduation remains framed at home, and we think of you all the time....the 3 Muskateers! Michelle and your mom asked me write and deliver your of the hardest things I've ever done.

A Saint In Blue

In Memory of Marty Steinfeldt-Killed in the line of duty
End of watch, October 6, 2002

Heaven has another Saint,
Who wears the badge and blue.
His time on Earth was cut so short,
Doing what he had to do.

For, all who heeds this calling,
Know we put our lives upon the line.
To sacrifice unselfishly,
Putting our trust in God Divine.

Policing wasn’t a job to him.
It was a mission he took with pride.
Marty loved being “the Good Guy”,
Knowing justice was on his side.

Yes! Marty was one of the very best.
In this Family, this Brotherhood.
He had a passion of righting the wrong.
To overcome bad, by fighting with good.

In grief and anger, we bow our heads.
We ask, why did Marty’s life he rob?
But, Marty himself, would answer it best,
“Mom, I’m just doing my job”.

Though injustice takes Marty away for now,
A great legacy he leaves behind.
Michelle and his daughter, will help carry on,
The great love he was blessed to find.

Oh yes! There is another Saint!
Heaven is Marty’s new beat.
He’ll now patrol with Partners Divine,
Til in God’s Roll Call, we’ll all again meet.

Debi Logan Nixon

Debi Nixon, Chief of Police, Retired

May 16, 2019

Hi Marty, I'm messed up and after Chris Stapelton's "Drink a Beer" remin.ded me so much of you. You are so missed.

LASD (Retired)

January 20, 2019

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

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


Drove through Ferris twice last week on I-45 while on vacation with the family. I always lament having to take that route. It still stings. On a more positive note, I hung out briefly with Brian in Houston. I was reminded that the last time you and I hung out was with Brian when we all shot skeet at Ft. Sill. I fondly look back on the good times we all had there. You are not forgotten.

Ssg K. Hill
Moore PD, (old Army buddy)

March 30, 2018

Always in my thoughts and my heart. 15 yrs...seems like yesterday. I know you look down on all of us and your beautiful daughter ❤️ You're our special angel. I miss you "baby boy."


October 31, 2017

Miss you everyday Marty. Got to chat with your daddy this morning, planning on a visit after the first of the year. Thanks for looking after us brother. We are all doing good here, just gettin old and still raisin Hell. Your mom keeps us posted on your beautiful baby, I know you are so proud of her. Love you

U.S. Army Vet

October 18, 2017

We miss you

Cop Jeff Harrison
Corpus Christi State School Police Department

October 8, 2017

Today marked 14 years of your senseless murder. We didn't know you but you are still our brother in blue! RIP Marty #214

Ferris PD 2016

October 7, 2016

I have this picture of you in my office and your academy graduation picture you, Randy and Mark framed at home. We miss you! You and your ladies stay in our hearts.

Chief Debi Nixon
Kaufman ISD PD--Friend

January 22, 2016

10/6!2015: Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts. Thirteen years ... I look at your picture and your smile ... I miss you. And SHE is a beautiful, smart, talented young lady! I know you watch over us.
Love, Mom


October 6, 2015

RIP Officer.

SSA, Rod Trip (retired)

April 17, 2015

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

April 10, 2015

The events surrounding your death have finally came to a close. Rest easy Brother Officer, you won the battle ultimately. Have a talk with God and have him keep watch over the rest of us here in battle. God bless you and your family. You will always be a hero to us and generations to come!Rest easy brother.

Lieutenant (Midnight Shift Commander) Ma
Parkersburg, West Virginia

April 10, 2015

Well Little Brother,
Today is the day justice is served. I'm sitting here at work and it's so very hard to finish up as all I can think about is your family and the Moreno family. We've seen your picture daily for the last few days and while it feels so good to be reminded of your smile, it's difficult too and a reminder of how very much you are missed. I do hope you knew how much you were loved.
She is amazing and you would be so very proud of her and Michelle. She is like her Mom however she is so very much like you, she brings lots of laughs just like you did!!

You are forever in our hearts and when we see you again I want a big bear hug.

Love you always and forever!!!

family by choice

April 9, 2015

Today the City of Ferris remembers and mourns the death of Marty Steinfeldt, our friend and officer, and also Pedro Moreno, a Ferris resident, who was shot minutes before Officer Steinfeldt. Please continue to pray for the Steinfeldt and Moreno families who have suffered greatly from the needless murder of Marty and Pedro. Their family and friends continue to miss them and grieve.

Donna Birdwell Shaw
Ferris I.S.D., Friend

April 9, 2015

We still have your academy graduation pictures proudly displayed in our home. You are still missed, after all of the years. You will never be forgotten....our Saint In Blue! We love you, Michelle and Alyssa.

Chief Debi Nixon, Randy Nixon
Kaufman ISD Police Department, Friend

March 18, 2015

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