Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Abel Marquez

Odessa Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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Reflections for Corporal Abel Marquez

Rest in peace brother, you did your job well. God bless you and your family.

A Texas StreetCop #614

September 13, 2007

Peace be with you, Cpl. Marquez, and may peace find its way to your family, friends, and fellow officers.

wife of a Kentucky police officer

September 13, 2007

My sympathy and prayers to your family and friends and to your Police Family. I am so very sorry for the loss of this fine Officer. Officer Marquez, you will never be forgotten and will be in my daily prayers. Thank you for your hard work and dedication for your bravery and the sacrifices you gave to the people of Texas God Bless you as you sleep in God's Love and in His Arms.
Kathi Halligan Phila PA wife and mom of LEO'S

Kathi Halligan
Philadelphia PA

September 13, 2007

My heart goes out to all of you during this terrible, terrible time. I cried when I read that his own brother responded to the scene and transported him to the hospital in his patrol car. How I wish the outcome had been different for you all. I am still grieving for the loss of my son, who was the last officer killed in 2006. He had been married for only 2 months and died one minute after midnight 12 years to the day of my husband/my son's father's death. My son was working solo that night because the dept was short staffed. It was not his run, but he was the first responding officer to the scene. My son was the officer who went into the garage to save the elderly people upstairs. The officer who's run it was told us he hesitated and decided to let Bryan go in. My son took the shot in the face. I wish there was something I could do to help you through this devastating time. All I can tell you is to lean on ALL of your department personnel. It is their time to hold you up and carry you all. Cherish his memories and is not how he died but rather how he lived his life that made him the true hero he is. May God bless you all.
Sandy Tuvera, mother of a fallen Officer Bryan Tuvera
EOW 12/23/2006

Sandy Tuvera
mother of faller officer

September 13, 2007

My heart goes out to everyone at the Odessa PD God Bless all of you stay strong for one another. Corporal Marquez God Speed Sir

Grand Prairie Police,Tx

September 13, 2007

GOD BLESS, the families of these officers. Your loss will not be forgotten.

D/Sgt Lewis DeMeo

September 13, 2007

As I see my brothers and sisters come back from Iraq and Afghanistan, all military members must remember those who are fighting on the home front. The men and women of the police forces risk as much as anyone in the military and therefor it in with honor that I salute my brother. Thank you for your service sir. Your sacrifice does not go unseen.

A1C Ingram Alexander R

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Ofc David Johnson
Baltimore City School Police

September 13, 2007

Such a tragic loss of life for the Police community. Three great lives snuffed out in just moments. All will be honored in heaven and never forgotten here. My sympathy to the families of the heros. To the survivors, stay strong through these tough times, for this is what they would have wanted. God bless and watch over these heros, their families, and members of the Odessa PD.

Officer Peter Van Gessel
Joliet Police Department

September 13, 2007

Rest in peace, our prayers are with your family.

September 13, 2007

May you Now Rest in Peace Sir.................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

September 13, 2007

God Bless you and your family.

John Pittmon
Texas DPS

September 13, 2007

Corporal Marquez you were doing what you were supposed to be doing the day that this coward took your life. To be a police office takes a lot of sacrifice and you paid the biggest. I do not know you but you are my brother in blue and my you rest in the arms of God forever. To the family and co-workers I pray the God gives you comfort in this very difficult time. God Bless you all.

N. Preston #0160
San Antonio Police dept.

September 13, 2007

Corporal Marquez,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

September 13, 2007

My prayers and deepest sympathy go to your entire family. During this time of heart breaking pain, I cannot even imagine. I pray for the brothers who worked with him and for his wife and children, may they find peace during this time of tragedy.

Officer Carla Strauser
Arlington PD

September 13, 2007

No greater love has a man than this...that he would lay down his life for a friend. The city of Odessa lost a friend as Officer Marquez gave his life for his friends, the city of Odessa. Go rest high on the mountain brother, your service on earth is done. For the Marquez family my prayers are with you that you may someday find peace and comfort in the sacrifice your loved one made. May God bless you and give you peace. Thank you for the sacrifice that you also have made.

Bill Pursley, Officer retired
Wichita Falls Texas Police Dept.

September 13, 2007

I pray that God will watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. I ask that our Lord keep you, Cpl Jones and Cpl Gardner safe in His loving arms. I hope that your children are cared for and kept on the right path throughout life. I pray that your department and town can heal as time goes by. I can only hope that this womanizer and coward, who ruined so many lives rots in hell!

Pennsylvania State Police

September 13, 2007

I was so sorry to hear that Corporal Marquez has passed away from his injuries. My prayers go out to the family and police department. May he rest in peace.

Becky Fann, Ret
Irving Police Department

September 13, 2007

Your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time? May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it. These are "American Heroes" who just yesterday were women and men just doing their job!


Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

September 13, 2007

I am not sure exactly what to say, except to say I am so sorry that this has happened to you and your family. I was and still am living that nightmare. My husband was a DPS trooper in Monahans whenever he was struck and killed almost 2 years ago. There is a verus that has helped me through some of my toughest moments. It is Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans for good not evil, to give you a future and hope." Your husband is a hero and he will always be remembered.

wife of BJ Zachary EOW 1-1-06

September 13, 2007

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

September 13, 2007

As you join St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of police officers, in heaven, know that you will loved and missed by many and that St. Michael will watch over your loved ones and keep them safe and secure. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

David Eastman, Retired Police Officer
Baltimore Police Department

September 13, 2007

Rest In Peace, Corporal Marquez.

Lt T Carr

September 13, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. May God comfort your family, friends, and coworkers. You and your brothers made the ultimate sacrifice and you will not be forgotten.

Aurora PD

September 13, 2007

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