Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl David Murphy

March 21, 2011

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

March 21, 2011

There is a special place in heaven for you Deputy Diana! Having four wonderful children of your own, I have no doubt that you acted without hesitation in your efforts to save that baby. My prayers are with your family as they struggle to cope with their loss. Rest in Peace with all the wonderful Officers who have no doubt already taken you under their protective wings.

Detective Marcie St. John
Dallas Police Department

March 20, 2011

Mrs Diana and children; My fellow officers of the Orange County SO. Please accept my condolences for the loss of Sebastian. The greatest love a man or woman can give is that of self sacrifice. Obviously Deputy Diana was one that I would have been honored to personally know. Rest in Peace My Brother.

Deputy Robert E. Gibson
Smith County Sheriff's Office

March 20, 2011

This amazing man was a true American hero! Attempting to save the life of an innocent. God bless his family for giving up this hero to do a job most cannot fathom. Know you were loved by the best. Protect this selfless family. Protect those who wear a badge protecting, saving & serving.

Mother of an Officer
Colorado Springs Police Department

March 20, 2011

God Bless You

Virginia State Police

March 20, 2011

~To Deputy Sheriff Diana's Family~
There are no words in this world that could ever lessen the anguish that you are going thru. This is so heartbreaking I am actually in pain. May you all get thru (although never totally) this as a family. Everyone deals with death in their own way, but as long as you all share the love and remain a family, it will be ok. Your loved one is a TRUE HERO.

~To Deputy Sheriff Sebastian Diana~
Your picture alone shows what a caring and compassionate man you were in this world. There will absolutely be a void in this world without you.
You are a TRUE HERO and I salute you,sir. May you rest in peace as it is your time now to watch over your family helping them in any way you can. GodSpeed to you.... I am so incredibly sorry.

Lisa from Western MA.
Caring supporter of all Officers and their Families

March 19, 2011

The pastor and your family had incredible things to say about you today. I wish I could have met you. Rest in peace, brother.

Ofc. D.J. Rasey
State DEP (FL)

March 19, 2011

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends (or for a child he does not even know). Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Rober McCarty
Williams AZ Police Dept.

March 19, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

March 19, 2011



March 19, 2011

Rest in Peace brother


March 19, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Deputy Sebastian Diana. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Sebastian.

Pfc. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

March 19, 2011

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Diana. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

March 19, 2011

Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over. I pray God's hand of love, and protection be upon the family, and friends left behind.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

March 19, 2011

Heartfelt condolences to the Officer's family and to the extended police family of the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

March 19, 2011

Thank you for you dedication to duty and helping others in need. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Keep watch over all of your loved ones and friends.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 19, 2011

A brother died doing what he loved, he gave his life to save another. There is no greater gift. You will always be one of us and always be remembered by the brotherhood. RIP brother, we have the watch from here.

Detective Miley
Shalimar Police Dept. FL

March 19, 2011

Your service, sacrifice and willingness to aid those in need will not be forgotten. May God bless your family, loved ones, friends and brothers and sisters at the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Sgt. G.T. Martin
Collier Co. Sheriff's Office (FL.)

March 19, 2011

For Deputy Sheriff Sebastian Diana:

Our duty as law officers is one of facing innumerable situations whereby the outcome is indeterminable either by the odds being against us, or being totally unpredictable. But, in our work, even the most non-threatening situations can place us at high risk in the most unusual ways. We regret that our brother Sabastian would face deadly risk in what would appear to be so simple yet so important a task - rendering life-giving aid to one of the most vulnerable beings we are sworn to protect.

We pray for Seb's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.

As a retired state trooper, and a retired Lake County (FL) deputy sheriff, I am proud to render Deputy Sebastian Diana a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenxs (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 18, 2011

To The Family of Deputy Diana:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic passing. You are missed by your family, friends and colleagues. You heroism and bravery trying to save the life of a child will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Deputy Diana.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 18, 2011

I didn't know you brother, but you obviously valued the lives of others and you ultimately gave your own life because of this great ideal. Bless you and your family. To your children, I hope those closest to you remind them daily of what a true hero and role model that you really are, not only for them but for us as well. Thank you


March 18, 2011

RIP brother Sebastain.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept

March 18, 2011



March 18, 2011

You, sir, are a true hero. Your act of selflessness was what was required to perform the job under difficult circumstances where you had to make an immediate decision. It had to be done, and thankfully, you did the difficult and right thing. Unfortunately, all too often, the good guys who perform heroic acts ultimately suffer greatly for it. This is one of the unfair facts of life.

Your death is a tragedy. The job can take so much away from us in so many ways...It's not all about shootouts, chases, fights, etc. Everyone seems to forget the other, more subtle, dangers of the job (including other officers).

My deepest thoughts go to your family, friends, and co-workers during this difficult time.


Police Corporal (Retired)

March 18, 2011

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