Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Constable Mark Gregory Diebold

Tarrant County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Reflections for Deputy Constable Mark Gregory Diebold

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

September 8, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

September 8, 2017

Rest in Paradise

Private Second Class Vavae Uesi
United States Military Police Corps

September 8, 2017

Until Valhalla, brother....

Police Officer F. Neves
TPD

September 8, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 8, 2017

Rest in Peace brother.

Sergeant Carlos Trujillo (Ret) Douglas P
Douglas PD

September 8, 2017

A Prayer for Deputy Constable Mark Diebold:

Lord God of Mercy, Peace, and Love, we remember before Your throne in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Constable Mark Diebold, of the Tarrant County, Texas Constable’s Office – Precinct 5, who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the county and state in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. Thus, in our life, may he live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Almighty God, we ask that you grant us a deeper appreciation of the efforts of all police officers who serve our communities, counties and states daily. For their dedication to our security, order and peace, we give You thanks. May they be encouraged in their work which benefits us all. Help us to grow that spirit of community that will make their job both easy and fulfilling. And now may our fellowship together and Your blessing today bring a renewed sense of joy to each of us. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

"Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends." [John 15:13 ESV]

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack, New Hampshire Police Department

September 8, 2017

Deepest sympathy goes out to all who are grieving the loss of Deputy Constable Mark Diebold. May God hold you close at this time and always.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

September 8, 2017

Rest Well Brother. We Got It From Here!!

John Roberts COIV
Texas Dept Of Criminal Justice

September 8, 2017

I was shocked to hear of Mark's sudden passing. We used to work together at the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office back in the day. He was a good guy. Rest in Peace, Bro.

Captain Gary M. Smith
Thomas Protective Service

September 8, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 8, 2017

Rest in peace Constable Diebold!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 8, 2017

Diebold family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Constable Diebold thank you for your service and dedication. Sit back and relax your Brothers and Sisters in Blue have the watch from here.

Res.Sgt. Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept,Ohio

September 8, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer S. Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept.

September 8, 2017

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the TCCO during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 8, 2017

Constable Diebold, thank you for your service. This was a terrible tragedy but one we all know we can face, no matter how physically fit we may or may not be.

Your families, both at work and especially at home, are truly in our prayers and we know that so long as they forever keep in you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone.

God Bless you Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 8, 2017

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

September 8, 2017

After knowing Mark most of my career, I am devastated by his loss. He was the kind of cop that all cops should want and strive to be. RIP my friend, we have it from here.

Sergeant Laura Watts
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office

September 8, 2017

Rest in peace Deputy Constable Mark Diebold. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.

TERRY F ZECH OFC (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

September 8, 2017

RIP Brother, Prayers and condolences! Never forgotten!

PA State Constable Fred Schoenenberger
PA State Constable's Ofc. Wilson Borough

September 8, 2017

Avenue of Fallen
Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Retired Elected Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff Office, Jerome, Idaho

September 8, 2017

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

September 8, 2017

I have worked with Mark many years, if you knew him he was a gentle giant. Going to miss you buddy RIP

Sergeant Alan Coker Retired
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office

September 8, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Constable Diebold and the Tarrant County Constable's Office. May God Bless All Law Enforcement. RIP Brother.

Sgt. Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, TN

September 8, 2017

Worked with this guy many years, if you knew him he was a gentle giant. Going to miss you buddy RIP

Sergeant Alan Coker
TCSO Retired

September 8, 2017

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