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Deputy Sheriff Marylin Anjanette Mayo

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, September 21, 2023

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Marylin Anjanette Mayo

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

Rest in peace Officer Mayo.

SFC William Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret.

November 17, 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

November 12, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Mayo. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at St/ Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 20, 2023

On behalf of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy we express our sincere condolences.

Session 21

October 18, 2023

Such a beautiful young woman! I remember when she and her Mom came to our house to pick up a replica of a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's badge. I'm sure that it still stands in memory of her beloved fiance. You both are now joined together forever with God's angels.

Dottie and Don Tardy
Mother of NOPD Officer Christopher Russell - EOW 8/4/2002

October 12, 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

Sheriff Mayo, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. You suffered for sixteen years due to your injuries. 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. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 8, 2023

That this young woman suffered the loss of a fellow deputy, then 4 days later suffered the loss of her fiance in an incident which also resulted in her own life-altering, traumatic spinal injury, and yet she had the desire, courage and determination to return to and contribute to, the profession, re-defines for the rest of us the standard by which we measure bravery and fidelity to service. Where do we get such people? Equally, why do we lose such people? I guess the answers lie in the scheme of God's plan that will one day be clear to us. For now, we can only appreciate their lives, their service, and their example to the rest of us, with the hope we can honor them by the way we conduct ourselves going forward.

But Deputy Sheriff Marylin Anjanette Mayo, and those like her, certainly set the bar high. I hope I/we can measure up. "Thank You", Deputy Mayo, for your service and the example you set.

NC Officer

October 5, 2023

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

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

October 3, 2023

Thank you for your service.


September 30, 2023

May god bless, and she is now with her fiancé

Retired PO Dennis Rohan
Suffolk County Police Department NY

September 29, 2023

Rest in peace.


September 29, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. "In valor there is hope..."

Recruit N. George
Albany County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Institute Session 6.

September 28, 2023

Rest Easy Sister

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.

September 26, 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

September 26, 2023

Thank you for your service, sister. RIP.

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

September 26, 2023

Mary, may you get to rest in eternal peace! You fought the good fight! We love you and will miss you dearly.

Deputy Jeffrey A. Mayo ( STPSO Retired)
Friend/ Coworker

September 25, 2023

Rest in peace.

Det. Andreoli

September 25, 2023

Heaven has another angel. So sad to read this, my thoughts and prayers are with Ofc. Mayo's family at home and on the force. Both Ofc. Mayo and Sgt. Ramier are together again. RIP and Thank you both for your service and sacrifice.

Karen Perrucci
sister of fallen LEO Gary D Pagano

September 25, 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

September 25, 2023

Thanks for your faithful service. So sorry about you passing away. Your death is compounded by the passing of your fiancé years earlier. You are no doubt a fighter who persevered and did your best to contend with your debilitating injuries. Your fellow employees, family and friends, no doubt, are very proud of you and who you were. May they somehow endure this double tragedy, knowing that just knowing you was a blessing, and your faithful service was honoring to our profession.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno, Nevada) & NVDPS (current)

September 25, 2023

May God and St. Michael watch over you and your husband in Heaven, Deputy Mayo.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

September 25, 2023

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of America’s Peace Officers leave home without the fear of not returning at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, I pray. Amen.

Scripture on Law Enforcement Officers:

“So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow. For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:2-5 TLB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
United States Grace Force
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

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

September 25, 2023

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

September 25, 2023

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