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

Well buddy its been nearly 3yrs since that dreadful day, and you have crossed my mind daily. I hope your keeping the streets of HEAVEN safe, and I hope GOD gave you the Chief's positions you always wanted. I wanted to write and say that, I miss your sense of humor and your big heart. I feel blessed to have had the opprotunity to work with you and to be your friend. You are truley a "HERO" in my eyes and I hope that soemday we will guard the streets of HEAVEN together. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten nor will your memories. GOD bless you and your family.

Forever you brother

SERGEANT BRYAN DORSEY
LANCASTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

August 30, 2005

I was stationed with Marty in Germany. I came to know him real well. He and I were great friends, and when I found out about this, I was truly shocked. He helped me through some tough times, always drug me to the gym when I was being lazy and was just the best friend a guy could ask for. He was taken long before his time. Marty...you will always be remembered in my heart and my prayers go out to your family. You will truly be missed.

SSG Nicholas Burhans
US Army

June 15, 2005

Marty,
God bless your wife and child. You were an outstanding friend, brother and roommate. I will miss you. I have many memories of you from Germany. You are a true hero.

Officer Shane Brady
VA

April 29, 2005

It's been almost a year since I sat on the jury during the trial of the man responsible for the loss of Officer Steinfeldt. I think of it often. I only got to know Officer Steinfeldt through the testimony of his many friends and fellow officers. He was a true hero. I will continue to pray for his wife and child, as well as the rest of his family and friends.

Anonymous

January 22, 2005

The first time we met, my biggest impression of you was the look in my niece's eyes. Anyone who could win her heart that completely had to be something special. We all miss you. You will never be forgotten. And we'll see you again later.

Rick Bandy

December 31, 2004

God bless. Thinking of you and your wife, child and family today, the 2nd year anniversary of your death in the line of duty. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God's peace and blessings on the loved ones you left behind.

Michigan Resident

October 6, 2004

Marty,
Tomorrow it will be two years since you were taken from us. We still miss you, your smile, your laugh, your hopes and dreams for a good life with your wife and daughter. Your daughter, at 20 months, recognizes your picture, and when asked, "who is that?" says "that's Daddy." You will never be forgotten.

I would like to say something really big or profound about your sacrifice. I think, however, you would say you were just doing your job. Well, you are a hero to me, as Michelle has said, "not just for the way you died, but for the way you lived."

I miss you. Until we meet again....

Ron Bandy
Father-in-law

October 6, 2004

Officer Steinfeldt

You will NEVER be forgotten!

God Bless

Sergeant Damon Cole #192
Double Oak Police Department

June 29, 2004

Marty was a great guy. I spent time with him in Germany and Bosnia. He always made me smile. He will be greatly missed.

Sgt. Tara Bourgeois (prior US Army)
N/A

May 18, 2004

You are still missed. I look at your memorial everytime I open my locker at the station. I see that the person responsible has finally been convicted and sentenced. Texas is a great state.

Although it won't bring you back, it's a relief to see that this person will not have the chance to hurt someone else.

Your family is always in my thoughts and prayers.

Deputy Albert F. Schauberger S/R
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

May 5, 2004

Dear Marty,
I have never met you, but I know your Father-in-law. I know how much he's talked of you and how special you made everyone feel. I'm sorry for the loss to never meet you in person. I pray for your family and the safety of those you loved.

In my prayer.

Wil.

William H. Yang
Crosswave Partners

March 21, 2004

Marty, I remember the OC hit and you helping me to the showers. I also remeber the huge grin on your face when I could open my eyes. I know it's been a while since that tragic day, but I think of it all the time. What I remember most is your dedication to police work. Thank you for everything.

Officer Robert Smith
Cedar Valley College Police

February 5, 2004

I was there when Mrs. Steinfeldt III received the award for her husband posthumously at the Texas State Capital.
My son also received an award that day. He was so touched by your loss that he shared part of his award and part of himself with Mrs. Steinfeldt III.
There are never enough words or thoughts to send out to you and your family during such a tragedy.
Know that there are many, many people who mourn with you and hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless You, Ms. M. Volek

Madeline Volek

October 15, 2003

There were so many words left unsaid, and so many things left undone. I consider in an honor to say I knew you on a personal level. We crossed many valleys, and conqured serval trials together. I think we learned so much from each other, but the most important was love. I can truely say I see the love you had for your wonderful wife and adorable daughter. You will be truely missed and always loved!

Anonymous

August 21, 2003

What can I say, I read the reflections on this site and can only think how much you made the world a better place. I can tell you that the times that we worked together were the best years of my life. I truely miss you and think of you daily. I will always remember the last time I saw you and what we talked about. I know you are very proud of your wife and dear child, please know that your family is in my prayers each and everyday. I miss you and know that you watch over me and your brothers in law enforcement every tour. Thank you for being my best friend, my brother.

Patrol Man Heath Crossland
Lancaster Police Department

Some time has passed but the sting of your loss remains. A fatherless child and widow remain to morn your leaving this cruel world. My brother officer we shall remember you and your sacrifice. To your family, friends and co-workers my prayers are with you. 7/12/03.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

Marty- My dear dear friend. I think of you everyday. Your photo has remained on my refrigerator all of these years- and I think of you and pray for you and your parents every time that I see it- multiple times a day since '93.

You were such an awesome friend- there are just too many words to describe what a great person you were-- Reliable, Loyal, Loving, Caring, True, Faithful are just a few.

You stood by me through my many problems and supported me through some major life choices. How I wish that I were able to repay your kindness and generosity.

I wish that I had told you how much I respected you and how much you really meant to me. There were times when I felt that I had no other friends in the world.

You will always be my hero- and I will never ever forget you.

Just know how much you were loved.

Sara

I CLEARLEY REMEMBER YOUR SMILE AND WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR VOICE. THE DIFFERENCE YOU HAVE MADE IN OUR LIVES IS ONE ILL NEVER FORGET. I THINK OF YOU AS A SPECIAL ANGEL LOOKING DOWN. YOU ARE SO MISSED AND TALKED ABOUT. UNTIL THAT DAY WE MEET AGAIN, I SAY GOOD BIE FOR KNOW.

Anonymous

IT HAS BEEN 7 MONTHS. IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY. YOU FOUGHT TO THE VERY END. I WANT EVERY ONE TO KNOW WHAT A BRAVE PERSON YOU WERE. YOU HAVE BROUGHT A FIRE AND POLICE DEPT. TOGETHER AND WE APPRECIATE IT.
WE MISS YOU DAILY. THANKS FOR ALL THE SMILES AND ALL THE AGGREVATION. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS EVERY DAY AND CAN NEVER BE REPLACED.

PARAMEDIC
FERRIS

It has been six months now… even longer, and I am still struck. All those 529th MP hours in the arms room, in the field. I appreciated everything you did: your hard work; your dedication; your humor and undying optimism; all the crazy business. Brother, your city, your state, your country is indebted to you. You will never be forgotten, mourning for your passing will never end. My most heartfelt condolences go to your wife and child. It is such a shame you had so little time. May God’s grace watch over your soul and your family.

Deputy Albert F. Schauberger
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

To the family of Marty:
Butch: You are his Hero
Debra: You are his mother that he loves
Michelle: You are the one he choose to spend the rest of his life with
Allyssa: You are his pride and joy!
Marty has just reached the goal that we all are stiving for. He is gone from this earth, but not from our hearts. He will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

marty, i only knew you through delta force like so many others did.. i only talked to you a few times but those few times made an impression on my life.. you will never be forgotten.and i hope your family realizes how much of a hero you were. rest in piece brother


Andrew Vornberger
~TSO~Sniper92

Marty, I worked alongside you as a brother, a friend, and a partner. My only wish is that I could have had more time with you. Thank you for all that you have done and all that you have given. Although I have moved on to another position with another department, I believe I will always hold you, Jeff Cottongame, and the City of Ferris in a special place in my heart. Again, thank you Marty.

Patrol Officer Brandon Arriola
Cleburne Police Department

Marty we will never forget you. You where a brother to all of us. Love you man.

PTL. Jeffrey Aaron
Ferris Police Department

My heart goes out to the family of Officer Steinfeldt. You are a true hero in the eyes of all your fellow brothers and sisters.

GOD BLESS.

Officer Carlos Cuellar
Miami Beach Police Dept. (FL)

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