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

Your death was not the result of a high speed chase gone wrong, or an armed criminal. Your actions that day in 2006, trying to save that child, were no less heroic, and your willingness to put that infant above your own safety is the epitome of what we strive to do every day.

Rest well, brother, we have the watch now.

P.O. S. Godfrey
Richmond, VA P.D.

March 18, 2011

Thank you for 12 years of service,

Adrian Murphy
n/a

March 18, 2011

I have had the opportunity on numerous occasions to respond to calls with Deputy Diana. Always the professional, always pleasant; will always be missed. I was surprised to see of his passing. Many thoughts and prayers go out to his family and fellow co-workers.

Paramedic Shannon Kisch
Rural Metro Ambulance - Orlando

March 18, 2011

Sebass you were a mountain of a man, a gentle giant, a loving husband and father, a great Deputy, my confidant, and my best friend. I will never forget how we got through the academy together. I will never forget how you always knew what to say to me to get me motivated. I will never forget how whenever I called, you were there. I will never forget, even though I can see you rolling your eyes at me, what a HERO you truly are. I will never forget YOU, my best friend, and I will never leave your family behind. I will always strive to be even a 1/4 of the man you were. My dear brother... We have the watch. Rest in peace.

Corporal Alex Greenberg
OCSO/Best Friend

March 18, 2011

A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steve Marshall
Washington, NH Police Dept

March 18, 2011

Wow unltimate hero.. Rest Easy

Deanna
Sister In Law of Deputy Ethan Collins E.O.W 1-04-06

March 18, 2011

I will not weep for this officers death, yet I will thank God that a man like you ever existed. An honorable job you did sir. Rest Easy.

Lt Amborn
MN D.O.C.

March 18, 2011

Seabass...you were the kindest person I ever knew in the Sheriff's Office...God bless you and your family.

Corporal Sean DeGrilla
Orange County Sheriff's Office

March 18, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother

Sgt.
BART police Department, CA.

March 18, 2011

I didn't know Deputy Diana, but no man or woman on this page should go without a reflection.

You tried to save the life of an infant... and paid for it with your own. That act in and of itself gives mute testimony to the type of man and Deputy you were.

Rest in peace.

SA J. Harding
Dept. of State DSS

March 18, 2011

To the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Diana we would like to express our deepest sympathies. Deputy Diana's selflessness, act of heroism, and service will never be forgotten. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Session 50
The Zone 5 Police Academy, NY

March 18, 2011

R.I.P. BROTHER...you gave your life to save another's life. Sir, you are a HERO...

officer
Chesterfield County PD

March 18, 2011

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

Sgt
Chicago Police

March 18, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

March 18, 2011

TO THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS THANK YOU DEPUTY DIANA FOR YOUR SELFLESS ACT THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE REST IN PIECE SIR WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE ........GOD SPEED

OFFICER WILLIAM ARMSTRONG#455
NAPIER FIELD POLICE ALABAMA

March 18, 2011

To give your life for the life of a child is the most unselfish act. I am sorry it ended this way. God Bless.

Anonymous

March 18, 2011

God speed, rest peacefully. Your sacrifice will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

Lt. TDW
ADOC SRP

March 18, 2011

To my friend Seabass, the gentle giant. You were taken from this earth way to soon. You will be missed by so many people. Your jokes were priceless and you were always good for a laugh. You are in a better place now. Watch over your brothers and sisters in green. I will miss you my friend. You were one of the best!!

DFC Jeff Mayer
Orange County Sheriff's Office

March 18, 2011

Rest in Peace sir.........

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Texas PD

March 18, 2011

Deputy Diana, I am very proud of you. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

March 17, 2011

My heart is heavy with another passing of our bravest heros. This is hard as all others are, I myself suffer everyday as I am ill. Also effected by In the Line of Duty illness. God Bless to you and your family.

Sergeant James Garrison Retired
Boward Sheriff's Office

March 17, 2011

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your VERY DEAR LOVED ONE. He was ONLY doing his job. He had NO IDEA of the "future" consequences of his actions. He died as a result of his job....JUST what he LOVED DOING...to PROTECT & SERVE. I have a son in Law Enforcement SEVERAL HOURS AWAY from where I live, & I just DREAD the DAY that I get that "phone call" that ya just NEVER want to get when your loved ones choose this field. My heart TRULY goes out to the DIANA FAMILY, all FRIENDS, FELLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, & ALL aquaintances with Mr. Diana. The love he had for his job can NEVER be replaced. You all have lost a TRULY DEDICATED LOVED ONE! May GOD TRULY BLESS YOU ALL & BE OF COMFORT TO YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. As a family involved in Law Enforement...We Are ALL in this together! God BLESS!

Anita G. Taylor
mother of son in law enforcement

March 17, 2011

Deputy Diana, you are not only a warrior, but a hero. Both words describe you and your actions, my deepest condolences go to your family and friends. God Speed my brother, I just wanted to put this into words so that when the grief starts to pass your family may read this and remember that this is why God has chosen only the special people in this world to be warriors!! Thank God for those like you. We will keep up the fight here, enjoy the streets of gold you have earned your place there. Thank you, my brother for your sacrifice.

MPO TG VINCENT
Asheboro Police NC

March 17, 2011

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY DIANA. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH THE LOVE AND PEACE OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST. DEPUTY DIANA, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. TRULY A HERO. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS YOU.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

March 17, 2011

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Sebastian Diana as well as to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Diana, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

March 17, 2011

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