Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Durm

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, July 10, 2023

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Durm

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

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

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

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

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

October 12, 2023

Rest easy knowing your friends and family are comforted by your brothers and sisters as well as the Lord


August 8, 2023

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

July 24, 2023

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

July 23, 2023

May the lord almighty embrace Deputy John Durm on his arrival home and may he also provide a hedge of protection and comfort around the Durm Family and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. Thank you for your selfless service Deputy Durm. It shall never be forgotten.

Sergeant Brent Hopkins
Russell County Sheriff’s Office

July 22, 2023

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

July 21, 2023

A great man, thank you, and thank God for the gift of you. You were a treasure while here, heaven gained an angel. Thank you for your service, and sacrifice. Condolences and love to Family, and Friends.

Deborah Ballard-Pence

July 20, 2023

Sheriff Durm, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing, especially your parents. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

July 18, 2023

RIP sir. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

July 17, 2023

So very sorry Deputy Sheriff John Durm for your tragic loss of life. Thank you for your service.

Prayers of love and comfort to your family and the Department. May you rest in His care.

Kim Durham


July 17, 2023

Bless you Officer and I pray for your family at this very very difficult time !

Mom of Aaron M. Schoffstall Jena S. Scho
Vigo County Sheriff Dept

July 17, 2023

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.
Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC)
Orlando Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 17, 2023

Thank you for your years of service and your ultimate sacrifice. Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers. May you rest in peace.

Sergeant David A. Gomez
Los Angeles Police Department

July 16, 2023

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

July 16, 2023

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff John Durm. I know 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 Marion County Sheriff's Office, Indiana.

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

July 15, 2023

This is so sad. My deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Durm. Rest In Peace Brother.

Corporal Brad Penton
Mobile Police Department

July 15, 2023

I am so Sorry for the Family, Friends, Department, and Community for the loss that you have all sustained. Many times we read about Fellow Officers and Employees and Friends that Morn the Loss of a Comrade in Arms or Co- Worker but when an actual former Prisoner Morns the Loss of an Officer this is a sure testament of a Wonderful Officer and Man. Thank You for Your Service! I will pray for All of You Friends & Family as they will Surely Miss Such An Exceptional Man. God Speed.

Captain, Paramedic, Firefighter, Public
West Feliciana Parish Fire Department/LA State Prison-Angola

July 15, 2023


Retired Police Officer Maria Alvarez

July 14, 2023

RIP brother, you will never be forgotten. Hopefully your killer never sees the light of day again!

Senior Officer Jacob Honeycutt
Heber City Police Department

July 14, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and the Marion County Indiana Sheriff Office. May God Bless!!!!

Private citizen Stephen Boyd
United States of America

July 14, 2023

May God's hand of peace and comfort be on the surviving family and the rest of the Department.

Chaplain Jesse White
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D

July 13, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Durm. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 13, 2023

I pray that justice is quick and swift for this fallen Officer, may he Rest in Heavenly Peace. And I hope all departments learned from this tragedy and make appropriate changes where necessary-please guys and gals do not let complacency in the work area!

Ofc Campo

July 13, 2023

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

July 12, 2023

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