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Deputy Sheriff Sebastian Edward Diana

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Sebastian Edward Diana

In the Army I watched Ben do CPR on an elderly woman, and Ben was such a big softie (though his body was a rock back then) we all endeavored not to tell him she didn’t make it; we knew how hard he would take it, so it does not surprise me he went in this door first and did CPR on a child. Dude was 6’5”, 220 and would do anything for anyone; quite a sight. Peace, brother

Corporal Pat Moore
Roseburg Police Department

March 9, 2023

Deputy Sheriff Diana,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 12, 2021

Rest In Peace deputy

Mark Mottola

March 12, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Diana.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 12, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

Rest in Peace, Deputy Diana. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Thank you for youe service and heroism Sir, RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

Hero, Thank you for your gift of protection and care. May your family always be comforted by your bravery. Thank you

Wife of LEO, Ga

January 26, 2012

What a true hero. I pray God brings peace and strength to those he left behind.

Lt. Tami Faulhaber
Canyon County Sheriff's Office, Caldwell, Idaho

January 2, 2012

I didn't know Deputy Diana but I was touched by his story and I wanted to express my sincere condolences to his family. This was clearly a good man who did what had to be done to help the people in his care, even where others would have balked. He represents a tragic loss to this world.

Courtney Warren, Civilian

December 17, 2011

Happy birthday to my partner in crime, I miss you everyday. The world and my life are not the same without you. Love yah bro!!!!!!

Agent John Scott

July 29, 2011

Happy birthday to my partner in crime, I miss you everyday. The world and my life is not the same with out you. Love yah bro!!!!!!!!!

Agent John Scott

July 29, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Diana. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Sebastian, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Sebastian's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Sebastian's life was about so much more than the way he died. Sebastian will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Diana, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

April 12, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Diana,
Sir, what can I say that hasn't already been said about-you are a true HERO. You didn't hesitate to save that infant's life. I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice-first to the citizens of Orange County and secondly to our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 29, 2011

The only word that comes to mind when I think of the sacrafice this Deputy made is "HERO". Rest easy brother for you did your time in hell and now patrol streets made of gold. God bless!

Bradenton Police Department

March 24, 2011

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

March 23, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Diana as well as the brotherhood at Orange County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

March 23, 2011

Rest now brother. Enjoy patrol on the streets of heaven.

Police Officer II Dan Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

March 23, 2011

Rest in peace my Brother. A true hero giving his own life to save another.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept. (Ms)

March 22, 2011

"Sebass", you will be missed, you are one of the best officers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. A real man of integrity and a passion for his family and then his job. I call you friend and I will never forget the many nights you had my back when I was a deputy in Sector 3. A gentle giant to us but to the bad guys you were their worst nightmare. Rest in Peace my friend as we keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Special Agent Edward Johnson
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

March 22, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano,TX

March 22, 2011

Prayers to Deputy Diana's family and friends, as well to the entire Orange County Sheriff's Office. RIP.


March 22, 2011

On behalf of the 6,133 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Deputy Diana’s family as well as the members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

March 22, 2011

R.I.P. Brother you have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Melrose Park Pd

March 22, 2011



March 21, 2011

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