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

Thinking of you often, brother. We need you to look after us from above more so than ever.


September 25, 2014

Today, Sunday 2013 marks the 11th anniversary to the day that you were taken from us. So much has happened and I know you look down from above. She is beautiful, smart, talented and loves the water! We miss you.



October 6, 2013

Wish I could have gotten there sooner for you


July 29, 2013

Its humbling to discover that you were taken from us on my 7th birthday. You have payed the ultimate sacrifice whilst protecting those you love.

My deep condolences

son of australian police officer

June 6, 2013

I can't believe that it has been 10 years since the day you became an angel. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and your family. I pray each day that your daughter will know what a great and loving person you were. You truely touched my life and I'm forever grateful. I miss you so much but I know you are watching over us...Until I see you again....

Heather Watson

December 16, 2012

On this 10th year since your passing, I just have to say that every year has remained a struggle to come to terms with your and my uncle's passing. I updated my facebook status today reflecting about it, and it is unbelievable how many people in Ferris still remember and send their thoughts and prayers to both of our families. I want Marty to know that I thank him so much for responding to that call in an attempt to save my uncle's life. Unfortunately, that is where he met his fate as well and our lives were changed forever. The days, months and years get easier, but every 6th of October comes along and we relive that moment like it's that Sunday all over again. Just know that you have a beautiful daughter that looks just like you, and we think about you just as much as we think of my uncle. Thank you for what you did. On this 10th year, I wanted to finally get the courage to say something. And I'm glad I finally did.

Claudia Moreno
Niece of Pedro Moreno

October 7, 2012

it is hard to realize that it has been 10 years since we have seen that smiling face. Rest well dear friend until we meet again and keep smiling down on your baby girl Alyssa. Aint she a cutie?

Janice McAda

October 5, 2012

In my thoughts each and every day.


July 29, 2012

I cannot believe it's been 9 LONG years!! It still feels like yesterday at times. Now that I have children, I wish you were here so they could love you the same way I do!! I will always cherish my memories I had with you. You were one of a kind, and the best big brother. Although not blood, we acted like it. My daughter is three and son just turned one a week ago. I know you are watching down on us all the time. We saw Troy last week at your grandmother's funeral, and didn't realize who I was until talking to your mom. He then came up to me and said, "I will step up and be your big brother if I need to be." That meant so much to me, and I didn't know what to say. You will forever mean the world to me. I know you're not physically here, but forever in my heart. I haven't got to see Alyssa much, but when I do, I see you written all over her. She's such a pretty little girl (and I still call her my birthday present:)) Not a day goes by that I don't think about you!! I love you Marty!!


October 6, 2011

Little Brother,
It's been 9 long years today. I still think about you daily.
Miss your hugs, that beautiful smile and you sitting behind me in Church pulling my hair!!

Your daughter is beautiful, she has your smile. Your smile always lit up a room and made everyone feel special.

We got to see Troy last week and you would be so proud of him. He made sure to hug my daughter and tell her he could come back to be a big brother if he had to for you.

I have a wonderful grandson and your Mom bought him a very special present from you!! Boudreux's butt paste!! She said she could just see you calling him that.

Life is so precious and I'm thankful that you knew how much we all loved you.

Love and miss you always,

Close Friend

October 6, 2011

I ran into paul newby who we both new in high school
It was today I learned the lose of a great friend, great man,
And husband. I remember taking a ride to see your grandmother
Like it was yesterday. We all have lost a wonderful person and gained
An angel watching over us. Love and miss you bro.

David Zulawski
High school buds

July 25, 2011

We are planning our high school reunion and I thought of you and your family, especially your little girl. You always held a very special place in my heart and the birth of my daughter and your death will be forever intermingled in my mind. She was just 3 days old when I saw the news coverage of your death. It feels especially tragic since I know yours never got to know your hugs and see your smile light up a room with her own eyes. I hope that our memories of you will fill her heart the way you filled ours. Thanks for everything Marty.


July 12, 2011

Thank you Marty for being part of the Heroes that watches over the thin Red and Blue lines down here.

FF David Chambers
Philadelphia Fire Department

April 22, 2011

I was going thru our wedding pictures and there you were...looking great in your black hat and boots...I can't believe 9 years has passed. Looking at those pictures brought back so many memories at Ft. Sill...From Armadillo hunting to dancing with you at my made such a great looking groomsman....I miss you so much....I remember the last time I spoke with were getting ready to get married and we were going to all get together after we came back from Arizona....well I know you are looking down on us and we are so proud to have an ANGEL watching over us....we love and miss you sooo much

Heather and Wil Watson
old Army friends

April 16, 2011

Just heard "This Cowboy's Hat" and realized once more I'd never be able to sit with you over a cup and see that "big ol' Texas grin" of yours again... I pray for your family and friends. Keep them on your watch, brother. You are dearly missed. We all be riding them "black tornadoes" down here for a little longer...


March 10, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day Marty! Sure do miss ya Brother, but I know your keeping your eyes on all of us down here. It's been a true blessing to have made contact with your mom. She is a wonderful lady. Thanks for sharing her with us Marty. Love you.

Veronica Suri SGT
U.S Army Vet MP Corp.

November 11, 2010

Thought of you during this fateful month. It is still hard to believe after all those years. Not much has changed here, we're all still trotting away in our little ruts.

"till the last shot's fired..."



October 22, 2010

Well, almost eight years have passed and it seems like only yesterday. I miss you Marty. Last night was her 1st. Grade music program and she was wonderful! Her facial expressions and her enthusiasm reminded me so much of you. She knows you are HER angel. Until we meet you!


February 19, 2010

Morning Harry!! Shane Brady and I were talking about you this morning over the internet. Im sure your ears were burning..haha. Oh how your memories still flood our minds and hearts, you were and always will be a true hero in every aspect of the word. I ran across some old pictures of us in Germany, partying like we were Rock Stars or something..and there you were with that Beautiful smile pasted all over your face. I love and miss you brother, please keep watch over us down here. Can't wait to see that smiling face someday.

SGT Veronica Suri
U.S Army Vet MP Corp.

February 1, 2010

Merry Christmas Marty,

Was thinking about you today like so many times. Look out for us below. It's going to be a rough ride for while.

All the best to your family for these holidays and the coming new year.


December 24, 2009

I finally made it back to texas, Aunt Debbie and Uncle Butch brought me to see you and I loved it and took me to the memorial in ferris, and I finally got to meet your wife and daughter. I am about to graduate with my criminal justice degree and follow in the same footsteps you did and hopefully become a police officer. I only hope I can live up to what you did and make you happy, I know when I begin you will be sitting right next to me lookin out for me.

Love you and miss you

Steve Gibson

July 11, 2009

I am a 14 year vetran policeman in Lufkin and spend a couple of minutes a day reading the entries on ODMP. It reminds me of what I am facing and reminds me not to be complacenet. Officer Steindeldt, though, brought tears to my eyes. It was the refelction left by his father. I lost my 11 year old son two years ago and not a day goes by I am not in tears for him. I see the reflection left by your dad and know my pain will never end either. God bless your family.

Trent Burfine
Lufkin Police Texas

July 7, 2009

Well Son, it has been nearly seven long years since you were so unexpectedly taken from us. I remember Mom’s phone call as if it were yesterday. I have spent many days reading the wonderful things said about you in these pages… but most of them Mom and I already knew. Your departure left a tremendous hole in my life, heart and soul. A day doesn’t pass that I am not reminded of you, that I do not miss you, and wish I could see your smiling face and get a hug. I know you are watching over all of us, keeping us safe and secure. I pray that someday each of us will stand in “The Light” to see your smiling face on the other side, patiently waiting for our arrival.



June 18, 2009

Hey there Harry I just wanted to stop by and visit with ya a bit. Susi and I were talking about ya the other day and laughing about your crazy antics. Well as ya know already we've lost another brother. Blue was taken from this earth way to soon, he just like you left such an impact on everyone's life that we can't help but break down and cry when we think of you. Well I know you and Blue have reunited and are up there kicked back laughin your butts off at us jerks that are left down here to suffer the loss of 2 wonderful men. I miss ya everyday Harry. I ask you to keep watch over me brother until we meet again.

Veronica Suri
U.S Army Vet MP Corp.

June 6, 2009

Missing you with each passing day, all these years later.


February 5, 2009

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