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Master Deputy William Edward Marsh

Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, October 10, 2021

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Reflections for Master Deputy William Edward Marsh

Master Deputy Marsh,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Master Deputy William Edward Marsh. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

October 16, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Master Deputy William Edward Marsh and the extended law enforcement family of the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina.


End of Watch Sunday, October 10, 2021


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 16, 2021

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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 15, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 15, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and coworkers of Master Deputy William Marsh. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Master Deputy Marsh will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

October 14, 2021

Deputy William Edward Marsh, thank you for your service to the citizens of North Carolina. May God watch over you, your family and all Law Enforcement Officers during this most difficult time.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 14, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

October 14, 2021

Rest Easy Master Deputy Marsh. May the Comfort of God Wash over your Family & Loved Ones, Department & Community in the Upcoming Days, Weeks, Months ahead . You will never be forgotten!

Former 911 Dispatcher S. Wilson
Prattville Police Department, AL

October 14, 2021

R.I.P Master Deputy William Marsh

Brian Molyneaux
citizen

October 14, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

October 14, 2021

RIP Master Deputy Marsh. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Rowan County and Cleveland

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 14, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Master Deputy William Edward Marsh. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

October 14, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 14, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

October 13, 2021

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! 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 Rowan County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 13, 2021

Rest in Peace Master Deputy Marsh. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with Marsh Family and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 13, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may
bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant
claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of
the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully
lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who
are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even
the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for His world, and therefore we come
trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, USGF, IFA, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

October 13, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Thank you for teaching me everything I know and molding me into the man/Deputy that I am today. I love you brother and will miss you dearly. I will not let you down. We have the watch from here.

Deputy Anthony Palacios
Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

October 13, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Master Deputy William Edward Marsh. Please know we are eternally grateful for William’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Master Deputy Marsh, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office in Salisbury, North Carolina for William’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Master Deputy William Edward Marsh’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 13, 2021

Rest easy my brother. Thank you for teaching me everything that I know and making me the man/Deputy I am today. I love you brother and will miss you dearly. I won’t let you down. We have the watch from here.

Deputy Anthony Palacios
Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

October 13, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

October 13, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 13, 2021

Rest in peace Master Deputy Marsh.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 13, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Master Deputy William Edward Marsh during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Master Deputy William Edward Marsh.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

October 13, 2021

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