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

When I first heard of this tragedy, I prayed you would pull through. God must have had other plans for you and your fellow officers. I'm sure you will be watching over all who are pressing on without you...My heart goes out to your family, friends and co-workers.

V.C.S.O. Florida

September 12, 2007

May the lord put his hands on your family and fellow officers in this time of sorrow.

God bless you sir and thank you for your sacrafice.

Greatful citizen

September 12, 2007

Rest in Peace, Brother.


September 12, 2007

Thank you, Corporal Marquez, for your service to the people of Texas and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Hero!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas

Janice Brown

September 12, 2007

My prayers go out to the families of all of these brave Officers. Let us all remember that "God has prepared a place for us" and I know these brave souls are in a much better place and we all shall meet again one day. Brother Marquez, may you now rest in peace for your tour of duty has come to an end.

Sgt. Walter Hughes, Retired
MNPD - Nashville, Tennessee

September 12, 2007


September 12, 2007

God Bless you brother, and may God Bless your wife and kids, My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

To all Odessa PD LEO's, stay strong, your dept. has lost three great men. To: Abel's brothers, My prayers are with the both of you. It's hard to lose a brother officer, but to lose and officer who's a brother must be even harder for you. I can't even imagine the pain, but I promise you we all hurt with you.

Rev. Tony Ramos
NYC EMS Ret./Ft. Laud

September 12, 2007

Rest in peace Corporal Marquez. We'll take it from here!

Former PPD Officer
Wife of PPD Lt.

September 12, 2007

Peace be with you...

Natalie Jensen
CSPD Detective Jared Jensen, EOW 2/22/06

September 12, 2007

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God's peace be with them.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville
Eutaw Police Department

September 12, 2007

My heart and prayers go out to Corporal Marquez's family and to the Odessa Police Department. A tremendous loss has been suffered, losing 3 members of your department. For the families, please know that other police survivors, having been through this horrific experience, are thinking of you. Your Officer will never be forgotten.

Margo Carpenter

Margo Carpenter

September 12, 2007

God bless you, brother. May you rest in peace.

Captain Gary Graham (RET)
Denver Police Department

September 12, 2007

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law

September 12, 2007

It's a sad week in Texas. Three officer's down, my heart goes out to the department and family. Rest in peace my brothers. God speed.

Deputy M. Munroe
State of Hawaii Sheriff's Department

September 12, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of these heroes. I will keep the Odessa, TX police department in my prayers.

Sister of fallen Ohio Trooper

September 12, 2007

I want to express my deepest sympathy to the family, friends , and officers of the OPD for the loss of Corporal Marquez. His courage will never be forgotten.
Corporal,Rest in Peace.


Lee Avila

September 12, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Corporal Abel Marquez,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Corporal Abel Marquez. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We can comprehend lossing three officers from the same department within the same week. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Corporal Abel Marquez is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

September 12, 2007

You fought hard now rest in peace. Your brothers in blue will take it from here. God bless you and your family. Nemo me impune lacessit.

Ofc. B. Boles
Westworth Village Police Department Texas

September 12, 2007

There are no words that can express my deep sorrow for your tragic and unimaginable losses. After 20 years as a reserve officer in L.A., I am now a civilian employee for a small department in Washington. Though I am no longer officially an officer, in my heart and soul I remain part of that special family. My heart truly aches for Odessa PD and the families and friends of Corporal Jones, Corporal Gardner, and Corporal Marquez. My tears flow at the thought of your pain and sorrow, and my prayers go out to all of you. Your fine officers have joined many who have gone before them and now watch over all of us. To Corporals Jones, Gardner, and Marquez, thank you for your dedicated service. Rest easy, my brothers. We have the watch.

Pam Hall, Admin Assist
Federal Way Police Department, Washington

Pam Hall (LAPD Reserve Retired)
Federal Way Police Dept.

September 12, 2007

Rest in peace


September 12, 2007

Rest in peace brother. Just remember, GOD punishes the wicked and showers his blessings upon his children, so rest easy in knowing that your senseless killing will be dealt swift punishment. May the LORD have mercy on your soul.

Recruit Calvin Grantham
Shelby County Sheriffs Office

September 12, 2007

The loss of one is always tragic. To lose three so violently at one time, is truly sad.

As one who lost three fellow officers (including a classmate), during one incident, my heratfelt prayers are extended to the Family and Friends of the Odessa, Texas Law Enforcement Community.

Maj. M. B. Parlor

September 12, 2007

My heart is breaking for the families, friends and fellow officers of these brave men. May they rest in peace with the Lord. I pray for all of you.

AZ Narc

September 12, 2007

God Bless the family of Cpl. Marquez, as well as the other officers shot and killed in the recent violence. I too lost someone in the line of duty. Things will get better. God Bless!!

S. Wheeler
San Antonio

September 12, 2007


You have served your department and community with honor and dedication. Your watch is over. God bless your family and loved ones.

Deputy D. Bradford
Wake County Sheriff's Office

September 12, 2007

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