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

You are in my thoughts always and I know you are watching from above. February is a special month...she's beautiful, smart and loving!

djhs

February 4, 2009

Six years have passed now. Time just does not stand still. Would have been great to catch up with you right around now and exchange war stories.

All the best to your family, they are in our prayers, and a thank you to your brother who picked up where we left off after completing our tours of service.

Deputy Albert Schauberger
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

October 21, 2008

Its been 6 years. You are in my thoughts every day. I am still moved to tears, selfishly, when I think about what you have missed since you have been gone, or should I say what I have missed. You're family is in my prayers. I can honestly say that your daughter has your eyes and expressions. I truely miss you and cannot wait to see you again.

Detective H. Crossland
Lancaster PD Friend

October 6, 2008

To Patrolman Marty Steinfeldt and and his loved ones:

On this the sixth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for your family and society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Marty. I am grateful that you and your loved ones got the justice that was deserved for your brutal murder.

What joy your daughter must bring to everyone who called you beloved, and what a wonderful legacy. May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Marty gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 6, 2002.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 5, 2008

Hey Harry, its been a while since I last visited but you have been in my heart and mind everyday since I got that tragic phone call. I know your up there with God looking down on us all and protecting us. I can still remember your smile and your jokes...always clowing around even with a broken ankle!!! You taught us all how to take life in stride and helped mold us into the outstanding people we are today. I now work in an ER in Beaumont helping to save the lives of our fellow officers. I tell all my friends here about you and the crazy stuff that we used to do in Germany. I love telling the story of when you and Joe put that damn couch on the window ledge of the 4th floor of yall's penthouse, and how all of us set out on that ledge drinking beer and spraying everyone that walked in our path with that huge Supersoker!!! Great memories you left us with brother, and Im looking forward to the day we see eachother again and laugh till our sides burst. You payed the highest price my brother, you will always be our HERO. May God walk with you and your loving family. Go in Peace my friend, till we meet again.

Veronica Suri SGT U.S. Army Vet
Fellow Soldier

June 12, 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
Sergeant
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 6, 2008

I had the pleasure of being Marty's squad leader in the military while he was stationed at Ft. Sill. Marty was a great friend who I think of constantly. He was always willing to help and loved doing this job. Mary and I love you and miss you.

Lieutenant Cliff Andrews
Granbury PD

January 15, 2008

I am out here in Iraq and I see soldiers at the same age as Marty out here pulling security and mission support duties. The soldiers that I talk to alot and that know me always come back and let me know that they made it back safe and sound. I guess the way I look at these soldiers is as if they are my "brother".
Today ( 10-06-07 ) I look back at all the 'brotherly' rivalries, pranks, and basically all the fun times we had as kids.
I know his wife is a very strong and loveing woman. She keeps Marty alive every day with her daughter and the LOVE they both have for him.He is a very LUCKY man to have a wife and daughter.
My best wishes to them both on this anniversary week.
You have done a fine job Brother.

Troy Steinfeldt
Brother

October 10, 2007

Just sitting here at my office today and something told me to look you up....
I think of you often....and I know you are watching over all of us and protecting us from above.....
The flightcrew in the helicopter that flew you to Dallas gave me a Careflight hat pin....I care it as a token of something you are. A symbol of strength and courage...
Miss you..

LR

October 8, 2007

Today on the anniversary of yoru death we sih to remember you and thank you Sir for your service

Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, Nh

October 6, 2007

10/6/2007 - Five years, in my thoughts always. You are missed. djhs

October 5, 2007

It seems like only yesterday that my partner and I responded to the radio call of officer down. We were the first troopers on the scene. If only we had arrived earlier we might have dispatched the coward who shot you to HELL instead of prison. Rest in Peace my brother.

Trooper J. R. Smith
Texas Highway Patrol

June 27, 2007

Just sitting in my office and you crossed my mind. Remembering the old palace (4th floor in Heidelberg) where we lived like kings! Almost five years after you were taken from your family, you still touch the lives of those that knew you long ago. I hope that your family is doing well. They (and you) are in my prayers.

Joe Smo (SGT Smolinski)
Old Roommates in Germany

June 5, 2007

I never knew you but I have the pleasure of being your cousins friend (even though he's a fireman) but wanted to say none the less that you are not forgotten and your sacrafice is felt by everyone in the law enforcement community. Rest in peace brother...

Former PO
NYPD

April 28, 2007

PEACE & BLESSINGS-
It's cold, dark, and rainy today...reminds me of nearly everyday we spent on those MSRs patrolling thru Croatia & Bosina some years back.I found that ole song I used to like from your country music CD's you got me to listen to on missions..."This Cowboy's Hat". Yep, it's funny the things you remember, those things that stand-out and shape who we become. How little reminders can represent friendships and moments long past and how we can sometimes still feel that energy, that Spirit. Doesn't surprise me that every picture I see of you is like the image in my head (*smiling*).That's just the kind of guy you were. You'd always give your last to help others. I guess it's no surprise you made the ultimate sacrifice to protect those who couldn't protect themselves...and you still got the job done. Well, go on ahead and rest partner.We're trailing a bit but we'll try and keep things covered. Just, from time-to-time, keep an eye out on us down here. We could all use some cover and support. -LEX

Special Agent (contr), Alexander "LEX"
Military Police; friend

October 6, 2006

May you Rest in Peace and may your family be ever blessed.

October 6, 2006

Remembering you today,and praying for your family.

The family of Austin Police Officer Amy Lynn Donovan
E.O.W. 31 October 2004

October 3, 2006

Marty, Longshot, Bro...its been a long four years since we heard the news. You always managed to talk to me, and take the time to keep me out of trouble. Even if we never met, playing the game of Delta Force 2 with you was a pleasure. I took the road of Law Enforcement shortly after the news, I've worked for several PD's and now im with the State Troopers. You helped me out more than you will ever know. I am still sadden that you were taken from us. I can only hope to be half the man you where. I try to think that your watching down on us, and I hope you are doing so. Your wife and child are still in my thoughts.

TooL
aka
Doug Walker

PCO I Walker
Alabama State Troopers

June 24, 2006

I'm visit Texas and Ferris in 2001, now i'm read your Story on ODMP. R.I.P. Brother in Law.

Cpl Roger Baldelli
Swiss Border Police

November 12, 2005

hey marty, i cant belive its been 3 years. i was thinkin about you the other day and wishin you could come watch me play college football but i know you watchin from above...and i know that one day we can have fun like we did when i used to visit

Steve Gibson

October 16, 2005

It has been 3 years since I got that terrible call saying my buddy was gone. I still and will always miss you Harry. I am the man I am today in part because of you. You taught me to stand up for what is right no matter the consequences. You were a true soldier in every sense of the word. You are always in my thoughts and in my hear. I love you brother.

Fmr SGT Tony Morrison US Army
Veteran and Friend

October 7, 2005

Marty,
Three years have passed and I miss you more than words will ever be able to express, but I know we'll meet again!
Love, Mom

Mom

October 7, 2005

I cannot believe that it's been three years since we attended the funeral service for Officer Marty Steinfeldt. We never met but that makes no difference. He was a fellow police officer and that's all that mattered.
I was one of the many, many motor jockies that attended the service and one of the last prior to my retirement in 2004. It is my prayer that his wife, child, family, friends and co-workers have found a sense of peace and understanding. Just know that there are folks all across this nation that still remember and still pray for you. May you continue to experience God's eternal love and endless blessings.
In closing, thanks to the ODMP for such a wonderful site. It allows us to recall our fallen officers and remember their sacrifice.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, (Retired)

October 6, 2005

Harry, man its been almost 3 years and I still think about ya. Just the other day susie and I were talking about you and how much fun we all had in Germany. You were such a wonderful guy, always laughing. You will forever be missed. See ya someday brother.

Veronica Suri
U.S. Army Vet

September 14, 2005

What else could I possibly say that has not already been said by so many concerned friends, family, citizens, and brother/sister officers? I attended the tribute to your heroic life and I have never been the same sense. I am proud to call you BROTHER and I wish that I would have known you. You left your city, state, and country a better place. May you reap your rewards in heaven. God bless your wife and child. I wish I could express the respect and admiration that I feel in my heart.

Officer C. Walker
Plano PD

September 12, 2005

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