Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Mark Luis Scianna

Bexar County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 27, 2011

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Reflections for Sergeant Mark Luis Scianna

Rest in peace Sergeant Scianna.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 31, 2021

Sgt. Scianna,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bexar County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 27, 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

To the family of Sgt. Scianna, he will never be forgotten. He can RIP.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295

August 28, 2016

Rest In Peace Constable Pct.#3 Sergeant Mark Luis Scianna . Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Bexar County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your family, friends, co-workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 24, 2016

I was on duty when our communications put out an "Emergency Tone" activated on a County Patrol Unit. The dispatch put an address that I immediately recognized as close by. I responded by asking to be "assigned & enroute". As I made my way, the dispatcher kept informing me to use caution as no other units were "close by" and current reports indicated a vehicle crash. As I got close I reported "Fire 1st responder on scene". The crash caused a fire on private property which was extinguished upon my arrival. The crash was vast and violent. The dispatcher kept asking for info regarding the unit, agency or personnel. I located a unit # and forwarded to the dispatcher. I then searched for the veh operator. Fire units had already requested medical First Responders.
Allow me to say that upon discovery of my Fallen Brother- Humility, Respect and Dignity bowed my knee in Thanks for the life of this Noble Servant. Within the field of debris, I sought My Lord & Saviour to pray for the Family of my Brother. I'd never met him, nor seen him. That didn't matter to me, I prayed in supplication; Grateful for the life of this Servant of GOD. Once done, I posted near to him and upon arrival of his Supervisor, I informed him of my actions. I articulated a report for my Sergeant & returned to service.
I haven't forgotten and during the recent ambush in Dallas County I felt compelled to share that part of my life with you. Hoping it may bring Peace & Grace.
Somber sentiments remain as the news continually show terrible videos of events in Dallas. My wife is still crying, GOD Help us.

Patrol East j ric

July 9, 2016

Keith, (Scianna)

I know you miss your Dad. He was a great warrior. We all honor him. If you ever feel lost or need someone to talk to, know you have your fathers brothers in law enforcement to help ease your pain. God Bless you!

Senior Trooper
Texas Department of Public Safety

November 28, 2012

I miss you so much dad. This was the first fathers day without you.
It still feels unreal, i would do anything to hear your voice again..

I feel lost sometimes without you here to guide me in the right direction.

I love you..

Keith Scianna

June 19, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

February 24, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance 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 Sergeant Scianna. 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 Mark 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 Mark's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Mark's life was about so much more than the way he died. Mark will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sergeant Scianna, 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 fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

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

December 29, 2011

To the family and friends of Sgt. Mark Scianna, his fellow officers, and most especially to Sgt. Scianna:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Mark died in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Mark's family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Mark gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 27, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 19, 2011

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sergeant Mark Scianna and the Bexar County Constable's Office during this time. Thank you, Sergeant Scianna, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

November 2, 2011

I would like to say on behalf of the Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police, our prayers and thoughts are with you, your friends and loved ones. God Speed Brother…… AC

Corporal Andrew Canepa
Pennsylvania State Police

October 23, 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

October 7, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

September 18, 2011

Sgt. Scianna,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bexar County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 15, 2011

Rest in peace Sgt. Scianna. Your dedication and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

September 12, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

September 8, 2011

God's peace and speed Sergeant Scianna. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

September 8, 2011

On behalf of the 6,100 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Sergeant Scianna’s family as well as the members of the Bexar County Constable'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

September 8, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Bexar County Constable's Office - Precinct 3. May you rest in peace.

Off. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

September 7, 2011



September 5, 2011

Mark and I shared a strange sense of humor. I met him a few years ago. I remember him talking about his sons. He loved his boys.
I enjoyed the stories he had about his crazy poodle. Apparently, it was quite a ninja hunter. One time it was out on the patio of his apartment and leaped up toward the balcony of the second floor apartment and came down with a cat in its mouth. We laughed our asses off over that one.

He was also a good friend. He helped me out a few times. Always with a good attitude. He was polite and friendly.

He liked his job. I did not know him professionally but I believe he was good at what he did. I heard a few work stories from him. It seemed he really liked what he did.

Mark was a sweet friend and I am going to miss him. This world lost a great guy. We need more guys like Mark in this world.

Michele King

September 3, 2011

Mark,my sweet,sweet friend.You are in my heart, and will always be one of the best friends I will ever have. I will never forget those endless consversations we use to have. Your sense of humor,your smile. I will never forget the special moments we shared together. You made me smile. I will always miss you my friend. love always

Jo Ann Morales
San Antonio TX Your deeply saddened Possum Queen

September 2, 2011

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