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

Rest in peace, Harry and may God bless you and your family. To the man who took this officer's life, there is a phrase printed in Latin on some mourning badges. The English translation is, "No One Assails Me with Impunity".

Patrol Officer James Kipness, Jr.
Oak Ridge North, Tx. Police Department

I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Marty (aka longshot) many times we had helped each other on the DF2 battlefield. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and child. Rest in peace.

H2H Scorpion

Marty,

You have done your walk, now you will walk the eternal walk in heaven. Its been along time since we've talked, but now that your passing, I've missed another chance in life. We both knew the dangers of the job, but to think that it couldnt happend to anyone i know, now touches home. Marty, I deeply thank you for take'n me under you wing, so long ago, if not for you. No telling where I would be. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Mrs. and the little one. A life taken at a young age is a life not fully lived. We will miss you Bro.

Anonymous

Harry I still can't believe that you left us at such a young age. You had so much to give out of life, and you leave behind one heck of a memory. You were my brother in arms, the time that we served together in Germany will never be forgotten. Your knowledge helped me on our deployment to Croatia. To this day I think back and laugh at the time our truck broke down in the dead of winter, we thought we were going to be frozen blocks of ice by the time the recovery vehicle picked us up. Those were the days, I'm sorry that I never really got to tell you how much you meant to us all. To Harrys family, my sorrow runs deep for your loss of such a wonderful husband, son and best friend, and to Harrys unborn child, may you one day understand the kind of man that your father was and that his memory will live on forever in the minds and hearts of his brothers and sisters in arms. Peace be with you Harry, you earned your rest, we'll take over from here.

Veronica Suri
U.S. Army Vet.

Harry was the hardest working, most trustworthy man that I have ever met. Harry, I can't believe that you are gone. I just try to think that I know that you died doing what you love doing, 'Being a cop and protecting people'. You were the best at it. To the family of Harry, I am sorry that I never had the pleasure to meet you. I think of you often. I remember many times with Harry from Ft. Sill and Germany. Sitting outside the window on the 4th floor just to talk out our problems with each other. I had many good times with Harry and can't remember a bad time. Rest in peace my brother. Catch you in the afterlife.

Tony Morrison
MO Dept. of Correction/ US Veteran

I too only knew Marty as Longshot in DF2 and after reading through the other reflections I find myself at a loss for words.

So I will just leave you with this:

From the ~Men with Honor~ team, We tip our hats to you Marty, you will be in our hearts and prayers. My most sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you
Mrs Steinfeldt and your family, in this very difficult time.

Sincerely,
David W Brodosi
aka MrWho~MwH~

David W Brodosi
Men With Honor

I was like Marty's little sister. If he wasn't teasing his wife, he would always make sure that my grades were A-C's. If I had a problem, he would always be there for me. He will always be loved.

Jennifer ray

What do you say when a friend goes before you say goodbye ? How do you get back the last words you said to make them mean something deep , to somehow make them words , worthy a dear friend . I have no words , I have only memories that make me smile and break my heart. Lower catch lake , the bonfires the times we think about when we need to remember a better day . You will always be the smile I wear when I remember being to fat for the army and to stubborn to be you . You will always be the example of what a truly good man is , and I will do my best to follow in your footsteps . You really had an affect on my life and in my wifes , thank you for being there for us when we needed you. I only hope I can repay some of that debt to your wife. May God bless your family as you blessed mine .

wil

When the call came over the phone that an officer was down and that officer was from Ferris, the first one that came to my mind was Marty........ The huge lump formed in my throat and I just somehow knew. Then we were notified that it was Marty..... It just seemed so unreal!! I still remember when Marty was in the academy with my husband. Both of them wanted this life so bad. Then the many hours of them talking on the phone while on duty, both so happy. I sat down and watched them on the many of videos that I recorded while they were in the academy. The "fun" pepper spray video with them in the showers after... I still was able to laugh at those silly men!! The video of them learning how to "drive" the squad car surrounded by orange cones..... haha.... they both knocked over a few.

Now you're gone Marty. No more phone calls, no more laughs..... we can only smile and cry..... smile over the past and cry about the future. You are an angel now, you were an angel on earth and now you watch over all of us from above. God bless you sweet man, and you precious family! We will never forget!!

Anonymous

Officer Steinfeldt of the Ferris Texas Police Department was murdered last week while responding to an armed individual at a gas station. A true hero to the end, Officer Steinfeldt managed to return fire on the individual who opened fire on him.

While I never met Officer Steinfeldt, my heart ached for this young man of 28 years who leaves behind a wife, who is expecting their first child in a few months.

I have spent my life surrounded by law enforcement-a brother, fiancee and close friends who have all chosen careers as Texas Peace Officers. Everytime I hear reports of officers who were killed in the line of duty my eyes swell with tears; tears of sorrow for the loved ones left behind and tears of gratitude that the Lord has blessed me with one more day to love the ones most important in my life.

For the families and friends left behind, please know that the sacrafices of your loved ones are always remembered. It makes no difference which department or what state or agency....because of their sacrafices, the rest of us have so much.

God Bless,
Just me in Texas

Just Me in Texas

I proudly served with Marty at Ft Sill, Oklahoma! He was a great partner and friend during the time I knew him. My prayers are with his wife and child. Marty was a Hero and will be watching over us forever.

Det. Raymond W. Grenke
Department of Vetrans Affairs

My heart goes out to Marty's wife and child. My prayers will be with him and everyone who's life Marty touched.

Patrolman P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

All gaurdian angels have to return home sometime.

Blessed are the peace keepers
Thank You

Wayne
Azle,Tx

It amazes me that four days after this Patrolmans untimaly and tragic death that this reflection page is so full. To Mrs Steinfeldt, I hope you live with the peace knowing your husband died not in vain, but for the ultimate calling of his maker. It is no doubt that your husband shall stand guardian over all of us so that we may be protected on a daily basis. They say that when an officer feels the hair on his neck stand up that it means impending danger. I believe that the tingling feeling is all the officers that have had their calling before us warning us things aren't going right. Call it the thin blue line or the brotherhood, we all stand as one in this life and the everafter. Semper Fi.

Narc Inv Bill Covington

my prayers go out to the family of this brave officer. May you rest in peace.

Anonymous

God bless you and thank you for your sacrifice. We all know that you are watching over us now.

Anonymous

My heart and prayers go out to the wife and family of Patrolman Steinfeldt. I hope that they find the suspect guilty for the pain and suffering he caused.

God speed,and god bless

Lt. George Sanchez
Dallas County Sheriff's Dept.

My thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and co-workers. God Bless and comfort them each and every day as they face the future. May they remember the sweet memories.
You will not be forgotten.

Stephanie Hires Duplantis
Surviving Spouse of Gary C. Hires EOW 3-6-93

To a wonderful man who I will never forget. You are my hero Harry and guardian angel. I am honored to have met you and spent many good times at Fort Sill while you served in the U.S. Army with my husband William Watson. To his wonderful wife and unborn daugther, my deepest heartfelt prayers go out to you. Harry was a wonderful funny guy who truly believed in protecting the people. Harry will be greatly missed nut I know he is looking down from Heaven. P.S. Marty thank you for being the best man in my wedding and wearing the cowboy hat, I know you really didn't want to. I miss you and can't wait to see you again.

heather watson

My most sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Marty's wife and family in this very difficult time.

Ptl. M. Watson K-9
Knox County Sheriff's Dept.

Dear family of Officer Steinfeldt,

You have my deepest condolences and my prayers.

I only knew Marty as Longshot in DF2. He was an honorable player and a joy to know. I was not surprised to find that Longshot was a Police Officer because of his exemplary conduct in something a simple as a computer game. This hero will be missed and never forgotten.

Grunge9RB

DEP G. JOSLIN
TWIN FALLS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT, IDAHO

To Marty aka ~TSO~Longshot, husband, father to be, friend, brother, hero.

Although we only knew each other over the Internet, playing Delta Force 2, we were friends. Although I never even knew your full name until after your untimely death, we were brothers. Although I have never met you in person and shaken your hand, you character transended the digital barrier and knowing you has enriched my life. Although I have many friends in blue, you were special. I grieve for your wife and unborn child as I grieve for the community of Ferris. The people and community you have left behind have lost more than just a friend, husband, father to be, they have lost a true American Hero.

The most precious commodity known to man can not be bought. It can not be sold. It can not be traded. It can not hoarded or stockpiled waiting on a better price. It can only be given. And when it is given to you by someone as special as Patrolman Stienfeldt, you to will know that friendship is our most precious commodity.

You will be sorely missed by your brothers and sisters at TSO and in the Delta Force community at large, and most especially by me, your friend. I am proud to have known you and to have called you a friend and brother. You have left this world a better place, and knowing you has enriched my life. Rest in peace bro, rest in peace.

Sincerely,
John Culbertson
aka ~TSO~TheOne

John Culbertson
www.tsoforce.com

It is always amazing that in something so trivial as a game, that something so important as a friendship develops. For those of us at TSO Marty was "Longshot", a valued team mate and good friend.

In the seconds it took to read about his passing it became painfully obvious to us all that no earthly length of time is ever enough for a friendship to last.

Charls Manantan
TSO team

In times like these there are plenty of speechless moments, tears, sorrow, emptiness, but there is plenty of words of hate etc.....towards those whom would do such a terrible thing to another.
I never new Marty other than he and I were on the same df2 squad and we spoke on ICQ (on the internet). I still feel a tremendous loss, but none like that for whom really knew him, my heart, sorrow, prayers goes out to his loved ones, and his fellow brothers there in Texas who served along side of him.
Man........this really sucks, I wish I could say something to make it better...but unfortunately that isn't possible.
I always tell everyone time is a healer, that my friends is the truth no matter how hard or harsh it may sound. We at ~TSO~ his online family of df2 we are in the process of setting up a fund for in his memory for his family. It's the least we can do for his family, I am not certain if anyone from our squad has spoke with anyone, visit our site (public forums) and there you can enter the Topic advising everyone of this great loss to the world n you could let us know through that where the donations can be sent....
Thank you and once again I/we are very very sorry to hear this... he may of not been in the marines but semper fi my brother, rest in peace.

Ptl. J. Blanton
Carroll Twp. Police Dept. Oak Harbor, Ohio

Marty(Long),
You will be missed...I still cant believe it. WE all still cannot believe you are gone, you were always a great friend and always added humor and enjoyment to our conversations. I will miss you. To Martys wife and unborn son/daughter. I know not what to say but My family and I and all Marty's friends will be praying for the strength for you to get thru this.
GOD BLESS
h2h

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