Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Tawanna V. Marin

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Monday, June 18, 2018

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Tawanna V. Marin

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Marin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

Rest in peace sister.

N. Ramirez
California Department of Corrections

September 25, 2018

Rest In Peace sister.

Officer C. Jordan
Florida Department of Corrections

August 28, 2018

I pray that everyone will find comfort in Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we can see all of our loved ones again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 21, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Tawanna was killed in the line of duty.

To the Marin family, fellow officers, and all who call Tawanna beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Tawanna gave to her community and the citizens of Florida and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on June 18th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 27, 2018

Officer Marin,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 24, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin on their tragic loss. May our Lord give them the strength and comfort necessary during this trying time. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer (retired)
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

July 18, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Tawanna's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 11, 2018

Officer Marin you are a legacy in law enforcement by just doing your job to keep our state and but most of all our nation safe. We will take your watch (10-8) from here so you can Rest In Peace under God’s blanket to keep you warm.

Officer David Brown, Senior Officer
Florida Department of Corrections ( Probation and Parole)

July 2, 2018

Officer Tawanna Marin my 3rd shift yard Officer to my Bravo Dorm Officer.You will truly be missed and NEVER forgotten. JOB WELL DONE.

Sergeant Latosha Walker
South Florida Reception Center

July 2, 2018

Thank you for you service Officer Tawanna , Rest in Peace

Alex Escobar

July 2, 2018



July 2, 2018

Rest in Peace.

Captain J. McBrayer (Ret.)
Fl. Dept. of Corrections

July 1, 2018

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, my sister. I didn't know you in life, but your service and your sacrifice will be an inspiration to all of us for the rest of our lives. May you rest well, and your loved ones and colleagues find healing in time. We have the watch from here.

Correctional Officer I Christopher Bonha
Colorado Department of Corrections

July 1, 2018

To my loving cousin who will live in our hearts forever. RIP. You will be missed but never forgotten. We love you Tawanna Bratton-Marin.


June 30, 2018


Laticha Ellison

June 30, 2018

Rest in peace. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.............

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD

June 28, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Correctional Officer, Tawanna Marin, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow correctional officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. Her bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 27, 2018

My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy for the family of Officer Marin. May her soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

June 27, 2018

Survivors of the Shield NYPD offers their condolences to the family , friends and co-workers of Officer Tawanna Martin. We honor her service and life . May she rest in The arms of angels.

SJ McCormack
Survivors of the Shield NYPD

June 27, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Martin. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

June 26, 2018

God with all of us . Ours jobs are hard and harderDOT OFFICER 'S . West palm beach WRC, Lox RP and Atlantic WRC . LT .K. Rutkowski . RIP

Lt. K .Rurkowski. In the line of duty
Dot 1

June 26, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Marin. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Parole Supervisor Howard C. Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

June 25, 2018

Thank you Correctional Officer Marin for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Florida. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my sister.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 25, 2018

Thank you for your service Ofc. Marin. May God comfort your family, co-workers, and friends during this difficult time. Rest in eternal peace.

God Bless

Sgt. Chris Dador
Lake County Sheriff's Office, IL

June 25, 2018

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