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Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay

Pima County Constable's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Reflections for Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Constable Martinez-Garibay. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Pima County Constables Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 23, 2022

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

September 21, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay. I am so very sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Constable Martinez-Garibay to this nation and the people of Arizona will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 15, 2022

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

September 12, 2022

Army Strong Constable Martinez-Garibay, RIP.

Sergeant Major "JB"
U.S. Army

September 11, 2022

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

September 9, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

September 2, 2022

Constable Martinez-Garibay,

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

September 2, 2022

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

"This We'll Defend"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 1, 2022

Rest In Peace sister!!! God has you now. Thanks!

Trooper (Retired) Travis Qualls
Arizona Highway Patrol (DPS)

September 1, 2022

Praying for the family.

Chaplain Dr. A. E. Robertson
Crisis Chaplaincy of America

August 30, 2022

Rest in peace Constable Garibay. May God comfort your immediate family and fellow colleagues. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Former reserve Deputy ( OCSO) FL Eddie A
Osceola county Sheriff's office

August 30, 2022

Rest In Peace sister

Officer/ Paramedic Ken Whittaker
Winnemucca police department

August 30, 2022

Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten.Rest in peace with the many brave men and Women who have served before you❤️

CHP M/C Officer Retired Jim Ayers 7992
California Highway Patrol

August 30, 2022

On behalf of the women and men of the University of Washington Police Department, I want to express our deepest sympathies for the loss of Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay in the line of duty. Constable Martinez-Garibay made the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of her duties. Words can never express the extreme impact such a sacrifice can have on families, friends and the law enforcement community. I want to thank her for her service to our country and to our profession. She may gone but she will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Deborah!

Chief, Craig Wilson
University of Washington Police Department

August 30, 2022

Rest in Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

August 30, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your Constable, Deborah Martinez Garibay, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Constable makes the ultimate sacrifice. Her bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Constable Garibay for her service as a United States Army Veteran. Our prayers and thoughts to the families of the apartment manager and the neighbor who were also killed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 29, 2022

My deepest condolences and prayers to friends and family

Level 1 Hector Garcia
School safety division NYPD

August 29, 2022

Thank you for your service, sister. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

August 29, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 29, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless and comfort your loved ones, as well as your brothers & sisters with PCCO. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

August 29, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 29, 2022

Constable Martinez-Garibaldi, may you R.I.P. in gods arms.

Deputy Guadalupe Cruz
Bexar County Constable Pct. 1

August 29, 2022

RIP Constable Martinez-Garibay. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Pima County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

August 29, 2022

Rest in Peace my sister.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

August 28, 2022

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