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For my darling Steve. You are so loved and missed by everyone. It's so unbelievable baby that you left us so suddenly. You are forever in our hearts. You will remain forever my one true love.
Steve was born in Sharon, Penns. on December 04, 1960 and died on Oct. 30, 2005

There is so much I want to say, personal memories, special things, I don't even know where to begin.....
Steve was an amazing man. He had the most incredible sense of humor. He was the funniest man I've ever known. Everyone  could count on him for a great laugh, his mind was always working, looking at the humorous side of things. I can truthfully say not a day went by that we didn't laugh together, usually over something he had to say.

He was also a very kind, compassionate man. A man of justice, that's why he became a police officer, he wanted to make a difference in this world.

When Steve was 17 he became a marine. He was so proud of that, he loved it and said it no doubt saved him from getting into trouble as a young man, it taught him self discipline, self respect.

His family are wonderful people. His father Clarence and mother Sue taught him respect for others and hard work. He was raised to address people with yes and no sir and ma'am. Infact, one of the sweetest things he'd say to me when I did anything for him was thankyou ma'am. He was so genuine, I loved that about him. Such respect for others.

He also has 3 brothers. Anthony lives in florida with his wife Margo.Tim lives in Tennesee with his wife Kimberly.  Eric lives in W. V. with his wife Jamie. They were all very close, infact they were planning to retire in West Virginia together.

While in the marines, Steve was assigned to serve at Camp David, something he was very proud and honored to have been chosen for. After coming out of the marines, he eventually started his own karate school, then went on to join Vance International,  as an executive bodyguard. This enabled him to travel all over, something he loved until he became a father.
He became a father to his beautiful daughter, Shawna, then his beautiful sons, Kane and Garret. Steve always said being a father was the most important thing that ever happened to him in his life. Being with Vance caused him to be away so much when Shawna was little he quit because he was afraid he'd miss out on her growing up.

That's what led him to law enforcement. It was stable and allowed him to be home everyday with his family, and it also fulfilled his desire to help others and make a difference in people's lives.He served as an officer in W. V. and in Wichita, Ks.


Steve and I were married March 1, 2003. He happily became step dad to my kids Jenny and Jake. Jenny made him a young grandpa to Owen. Steve was the second person to hold him in the delivery room. Seeing him with Owen made me realize how much he missed his own kids. 

Steve had a huge impact on so many, there will never be another him. He had so much to live for yet somewhere the light faded and he just couldn't see any longer. Death was his release from the pain inside him....my heart aches with each day wishing I could have seen how bad it was. I know our Father in Heaven holds him in his memory, Steve is finally at peace, that is my only hope and consolation.

I chose the song that's playing, it's so appropriate: Mama, take this badge off of me

I can't use it anymore.
It's gettin dark, too dark for to see
I feel like I'm knockin on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin on heaven's door
knock, knock, knockin on heaven's door

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin down
I fell like I'm knockin on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin, on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin, on heaven's door
knock, knock, knockin, on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin, on heaven's door

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Tributes and Condolences
Rest in Peace   / Shawn Pino (Student)
Steve Martin was more than a Sensei. He was a role model. Always good for a pearl of wisdom, a joke, or a completely spontaneous Hapkido move, Steve was the real deal. I had always hoped to run into him again and catch up. I'm sorry that the t...  Continue >>
My Condolences   / Jeff Sowder (Karate Student )
Steve was my karate teacher in Oak Hill WV.  He was a great teacher fighter and mentor.  You will be missed.   Jeff Sowder
Flowers  / Rosemary Sis Of Alvin Cremeans
Debbie, I will be visiting the cemetary sometime over the weekend and I want to try to locate Steve's grave site. If I can find it, I will place some flowers on it for you if that is ok with you. I haven't heard from you in a while and I was just won...  Continue >>
Happy Easter   / Rosemary Sis Of ^j^ Alvin Cremeans
love and prayers,Rosemary
friend  / Kim Stone (friend to Deb TOAC )
Debbie, the webpage is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us on Tears of A Cop. Yr friend, Kim Stone la_malinche_rlk@yahoo.com
You're in my thoughts and prayers  / Janet Studdard (FFOS Friend to Debbie )    Read >>
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July 18, 2008
I think of you from time to time and wonder what advice you would give your sons, Kane and Garrett.... how you could confide in Shawna and how proud you would be of Candice and her beautiful boys. Life just marches on, in the Seasons of this world we are not bound, but compelled to seek comfort, beauty and balance. Have you made peace with your life here? Have you found joy where you are? I know you seek the face of God and see the answers you sought, while of this world. You are remembered.
hope (CA)

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March 2, 2007
Steve,
You were a good friend. I miss all those times we sat around and swapped stories of the Marine Corps, and all the times you made me laugh. I know you were looking down on all of us saying good bye to you that day and I hope it made you smile and laugh at watching me and Rich squeeze into our dress blues one last time.
I miss ya buddy
SEMPER FIDELIS LEATHERNECK
Dave Evans (Wichita, KS)

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January 14, 2007
Steve,

I really miss ya man. You were such a good friend and a great cop.

Deb-
I still pray and think of you and your family often. You can always call me anytime, night or day

Pat Boucard


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October 3, 2006
Deb,
I cried when I seen the pictures of Steve.It is hard to believe it has been a year.I know how sad this past year has been for you and I pray that you heart starts healing.I love Steve and I miss him calling me up for no reason, just to talk.At least once a week he would call me up and say"Guess What?" and when I would ask"What?" he would hang up on me.He was so funny.You and I know that Steve is in Jehovahs memory and we will see him again.I love you, your my sister and I am always here for you.Love, Kathy
Kathy Glenn
superstar67035@yahoo.com
Wichita Eagle Memorial Guest Book for Steve  
 

Guest Book for

Stephen Shawn Martin



   February 12, 2006
Darling,

I feel compelled to write to you, even though I know you can't read this. Missing you is an hourly occurance. there are so many things I want to share with you. Owen is getting so big, he's starting to talk. He looks at your picture everyday and wants to carry it around. I let him do that and tell him about you, he'll look at me and smile and touch your face. It breaks my heart each time.

I guess I thought I couln't miss you more than I did at first but how wrong I am. They say time heals, well I wonder how I am supposed to heal from this? I dreamed of you lastnight, we were laying in bed together, talking, you made me laugh, I wondered if I laughed out loud and woke up and felt so empty knowing it was just a dream, I wished I could remember what you said that was so funny. I see you walking through the house with your shorts and t-shirt on and fanny pack, I can almost feel you.

I knew the minute you died. I felt it. I jumped awake, startled and looked at the clock, it was 5:48 a.m. I had the blackest pain roll through me I've ever known and siad out loud oh my god, what's wrong? Then I curled up on the couch and cried hysterically but didn't know why until later. I miss you so my baby, I hope our heavenly father allows me to be with you soon.
Loving you until my last breath....your debbie girl
   debbie martin (wichita, KS )

   January 25, 2006
Well Dad....
Looks like you made quite an impact on a lot of people's lives. You are missed greatly. I wanted you to know that I'm almost done with highschool. Only a few more credits to go then I graduate. I do my best to make you proud each and every day. I truly wish you were here to see me turn 18 on Mar. 20. First day of spring.......special day isn't it? Not a day goes by that you don't cross my mind. Kane and Garrett miss you too, as well as Candice. I pray that you are happy where ever you are and that you keep en eye on our family. I love, and miss you very much Daddy......Love Always, Shawna
   Shawna Martin (Yuba, CA )
triplesss77@aol.com

   January 11, 2006
I still can't believe your gone!!!! 2005 had to be the worst yr of my life! i lost my best friend ~ my Granny , a few other family friends & then U Steve! I still hurt soo bad to think of it! I pray for Deb and think of her often! if it hurts us all this bad then it must be 10x worse for her! I know my daddy misses U! and all I am left to say is WHY??? HOW COULD YOU?? I wanted to understand but I just can't! I will always remember U and miss answering the phone and hearing ur voice i am still praying for U Deb! Love Always ~ Manda
   Manda Gibson (Ona, WV )
mander4464@yahoo.com

   January 5, 2006
Steve, how I miss you more as each day dawns. I found a tape with your voice and booming laugh. I missed you even more when I listened to it, you sounded so happy, full of life.
It is now 2006, the weather has been like spring, you would love it.
I think of the kids always and wonder how they are really doing, I pray for them on your behalf.
I know darling you are no longer in mental pain, that you are at peace, that is all I am grateful for, because I still want and need you more than ever.
Loving you always, your debbie girl
   debbie martin (wichita, KS )
demar221@sbcglobal.net

   January 4, 2006
Wish you could have shared 2006.

We missed you on your Birthday, Christmas and this New and Glorious year.
When we lose someone who has loved us, part of the spirit and energy is left as a gift for us, making us more powerful than before.

Thank you for your gifts. You rest now and leave the good fight for us to carry on. We will do our best, we will never assume, we will honor our words by being impeccable and we will not take anything personally. These are the agreements we have made. Remember the Wolf, The Snake and the Bird.

We honor our Father.....
  

   November 30, 2005
I learned today that Steve is no longer with us. My heart dropped. I began my career with the WPD and I worked with Steve on 3rd Shift. He and I spent many a cold night parked next to each other talking about whatever, although he was never able to talk me in to buying his guitar. He was a good person, and a good cop. I suppose that I took for granted that he would always be there. My condolences go out to his family in their grief. He will be sorely missed.
   Bob Ahsens (Olathe, KS )
rahsens@kc.rr.com

   November 30, 2005
Steve,
We miss you, your smile, your kindness and humor. You are so special to us, as to many.
We are so glad to have had the opportunity to spend the last memories with you.
We love you Steve!! God bless you and your family...
   Kari & Brandon Gourley (Wichita, KS )
gourleyszoo@cox.net

   November 28, 2005
Steve Martin was our courtesy officer at our apartment complex. He was our employee and our friend. He worked so hard to clean up and make our apartment complex a nice place to live, for this we are so grateful. We will miss him dearly. He would stop by just to say Hi and see how we were doing. He was so proud of being a policeman and we enjoyed his stories. We are proud to say that we had the opportunity to be a part of Steve’s life. Our hearts go out to his wife, Deb, his children, family and friends. He was a good person with a big heart, and he loved helping people. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think of him. His life was short but this family can be truly proud of him. He made a difference in a lot of people’s lives. May god bless and take care of his family.
Cimarron Apartments
Karen Paula Ron Mike Ralph
   Karen Mackey (Wichita, KS )
kmackey@emersonmgmt.com

   November 27, 2005
Steve will be missed. He and I rode together on 3rd Watch out of the Patrol North Station in the early 90s. He was always a friend.
   Shawn Bostick (Wichita, KS )

   November 21, 2005
WHEN I WAS A POLICE OFFICER AT THE WICHITA V.A. HOSPITAL (2000), STEVE WAS ESCORTING A SUSPECT AND WE STARTED TALKING. WE SHARED COMMON TALK OF THE MILITARY. HE SUGGESTED THAT I APPLY W/ WPD. I TOOK HIM UP ON THAT AND HE WAS HAPPY TO SEE ME IN THE NEXT CLASS. I'M PRETTY BIG MYSELF AND I LOOK UP TO VERY FEW PEOPLE. STEVE WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. WE JOKED EVERY NIGHT JUST AS HE FINISHED HIS MOUNTAIN DEW, SECONDS BEFORE SQAUD STARTED. HE HAD IT DOWN TO THE SECONDS. I WAS TRAINING IN CALIFORNIA WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS. HE WILL BE MISSED. MAY GOD BLESS THE ENTIRE MARTIN FAMILY.
(BIG JAY- 414)
   TERENCE JAMES (U.S. ARMY-IRAQ)
BIGJAYCHS32@YAHOO.COM

   November 19, 2005
My deepest condolences to the family of Steve Martin.May he´s duty belt protect us from heaven.
   Bo Wiseman (Muskö Sweden)

   November 17, 2005
Steve was a good friend, one I've known since he started WPD. When I was a traffic investigator, I knew Martin was one I could totally depend on. After I returned to case desk, we spoke nearly every work day. I have a daughter about Shawna's age, and Steve spoke so often of how wonderful daughters are! He had nothing but a father's praise and love when talking about his kids. We traded 'teenage girl' stories often. He was always ready to talk about his kids. He loved you all very much. And we loved him. He could make a bad day better with just a smile and a joke. And he had plenty of both. He always went of his way to be there for others, always concerned about everyone else. My thoughts are prayers are with you all. We miss him greatly.
   Patty Ford (Wichita, KS )

   November 16, 2005
I had the honor of being Steve's Lt while I was assigned to the Patrol West Bureau. I could never have asked for a more caring or devoted officer. Steve always upheld the missions and traditions of the Wichita Police Department and above all that and certainly formost Steve remained a gentelman on and off duty. I will miss his unique approach to life and his over whelming sense of humor. I know there is nothing that can be said or written to Steve's family that can take away the pain you are experiencing, I too hurt for your loss and my loss of a very great friend. I hope Steve's family can find comfort in knowing that Steve was respected, admired and loved by his family within the Wichita Police Department and will be greatly missed.

Ron Harris (ret.Lt WPD)
   RON HARRIS (WICHITA, KS )
harrisr@ksfm.state.ks.us

   November 16, 2005
Hey steve its los, I didnt get a chance to say goodbye to you at the jail the other night when I was you leaving. I remember how you would always go out of your way to come over to me and shake my hand and we would catch up on things. I will always remember you steve and one day I know I will get the chance to shake your hand agian. Rest easy my friend.
   carlos atondo (wichita, KS )

   November 15, 2005
Steve,
I wish that you knew how many people loved you. Everybody is torn apart with the pain of losing you. You were a great man. Many, many people will miss you! I love you and I miss you.

Mom,
I love you more than words can express, and it hurts me to see you so broken right now. I miss the mom that I used to know, the one that smiled and laughed and loved being alive. I hope that you get that back soon. I need you and so does your little Owen. I love you and I'm here for you whenever you need me.

Love,
Jenny
   Jenny Blythe (Wichita, KS )
jenblythe@hotmail.com

   November 15, 2005
Steve,
Scott, Jackson, Carson, and I miss you. You were a wonderful person and lots of fun. You had a special gift of making people feel important. I enjoyed talking to you on the phone about the meaning of life. You were one of the few people in life that made time to listen to others. I will always remember the first time I met you on the trip to Jackson, MS for the pistol competition. I will always remember the last time I saw you when you were playing with my kids. Thanks for being a good friend, an interested and interesting person.
Deb,
We love you. Thank you for sharing Steve with us. You are a strong person and will get through this.
   Mandi Brunow (Wichita, KS )

   November 15, 2005
To My kind and loving Brother,Steve,I still can't believe you are gone.You were always bigger than life to me and I always knew in my heart that no man could ever take you down.But the giant of a man that you were was also always a kind and loving giant that was always respectful,kind and loving to me.This has been the very worst week of my life because of loosing you and the pain will be with me always.I do find peace and solice in the fact that I will see you again in heaven.I will miss our weekly conversations that were filled with so much laughter and love.It has been an honor for me to have you as a brother and you will always be my Hero.I was so looking forward to seeing you and Debbie at Thanksgiving and I will miss you for the rest of my days.I see you in my sons and in so many ways they remind me of you.They thought you were the greatest uncle in the world and also miss you greatly. Kim and I will do everything we can to take care of Debbie because I know you would have wanted that.So my Hero,Go To Heaven A Shoutin Love For The Father And The Son,High On That Mountain and I will hug Your neck when my days here on earth are done.I will always Love you with all my heart Steve,My Friend,My Protector,My Hero,My Wonderful Loving Brother.
   Tim Martin (Tazewell, TN )

   November 15, 2005
I had a chance to work with Steve on a case when I first became a Detective and he was a very nice officer. He had a great personallity, so much so that my Sergeant and I, on the way back to the station, commented on how nice he seemed and we both enjoyed visiting with him. He will be missed greatly.
   Aaron Tabing (Haysville P.D., KS )

   November 14, 2005
Steve,
I miss you man. I still can hardly believe you are gone. Some of my fondest memories involve you and the good times we shared. You must have known how much I love you. See you on the other side Bro.
   Eric Martin (Bluefield, WV )
eric.martin@stateelectric.com

   November 13, 2005
In my 4 1/2 years working for this dept. Steve was one of the finest officers that I worked with. When I first met Steve as a rookie he was very good to me. Steve helped me out with anything I needed and taught me a lot about the job. Steve was also extremely funny. You could always count on Steve to tell a story or make a joke that was classic. I also respected Steve because he had so much compassion for people. I go to work now and alot of good memories come to mind. I miss Steve and pray for him and his family.
   Ryan Schomaker (wichita, KS )

   November 13, 2005
Kane & Garrett,

Were sad about the loss of your father. You both are so wonderful. Because you are made up of half of him. He must have been really special. Both of you have so many valuable character traits. Love, Tina & Markie
   Tina Savage (Chico, CA )
verkons@aol.com

   November 13, 2005
My darling how desperetly i miss you. Dear god why? I can't stand this pain without you. You were everything to me, all i wanted was to help you so we could grow old together, remember how we would see grayhaired couples holding hands and say that will be us? You made me laugh harder than anyone ever did and loved me more than i thought could be possible. You were my tower and protector. I keep calling your phone just to hear your voice and i refuse to believe this is real, not you my baby. I'm so sorry i didn't see this and that you didn't know just how many others loved you. I told you so many times you were the man of my dreams and darling you still are and no one will ever compare to you. loving you until the end your debbie girl
   debbie martin (wichita, KS )
demar221@sbcglobal.net

   November 12, 2005
I will always cherish my memories of working with "Big Steve"; He was a good copper and most importantly a great human being...my condolences to his family.
   Frank Marino (Los Angeles, CA )

   November 12, 2005
Dear my little dad (remember that??)

It has been 10 years from the day I was leaving your house to go back to Brazil... and I´ll never forget that day and my last good bye hug...

I just want to thank you again for the unforgetable time I had in Kansas and for you to be my dad during that time...

God knows how I missed you all and how I wanted to see you all again, but life take us to diffents places and ways... I will keep that last good bye in Kansas as this one that I did not have a chance to say.

I will always remember you as my little dad and us a good person you are.

God bless Candice, Shawna, Kane and Garrett.

With love forever.
   Juliana Soares (Brazil)
jucysne@hotmail.com

   November 11, 2005
As most of you know, Steve was a great man with a big heart. He was the gentle giant among officers and made us all smile when he was telling jokes and giving someone a hard time. Steve was the officer you wanted on a call if things went bad and he still is the officer I want watching over me from above when I am on the street. May god be with the family and all of Steves many friends.
   Jason Diaz (Wichita, KS )

   November 10, 2005
I will never forget the first time that I met Steve. I was a green as can be rookie fresh out on the street. I walk up to a house and there is this guy that towers over me and I hear the deep booming voice. Needless to say I was a little intimidated. After saying, "Hey Rook" Steve introduced himself and it was like we had been friends for years.
While my time with Steve was short(Only a year) I learned more than I could have imagined from him. Steve was always there to just sit and talk or give advice. I saw first hand the impact that Steve had on people withen minutes of contacting them. Not only did I learn police tactics and techniques I learned how to be a genuine and caring man.
I will always have the memories of Steve and it will be the small things I will always miss. The leaving squad for the night with Steve in his marlboro man like pose staring of in to the night before hitting the street. The times when the LT. would end squad with,"Does anyone have anything to share" and you could always look back to Steve to share some wisdom or a one liner.
My thoughts and prayers are with Steve and his family. Rest assured that each time you see a Wichita Police Officer there is a little piece of Steve with them. I look forward to celebrating Steves life by striving to be the officer and person that he was. Thanks for the memories Steve, we will never forget you!
   Officer Matthew Balthazor (Wichita, KS )

   November 10, 2005
I spent many a smoke break with Steve out at Patrol West on nights that weren't busy. Steve always had a funny joke to tell or a prank to play on somebody else. Of all the street cops I have gotten to know over my years as a reporter, Steve was one who I got to know really well. He will be greatly missed.
   Jared Cerullo (Wichita, KS )

   November 10, 2005
Steve will be missed. You could always count on him, on calls or as just someone to visit with and talk to. He was a good officer. He was good at interviewing and took great pleasure in getting people to confess. He was good at following up on his cases and often didn't give up until he got the suspect himself. He cared for people and it showed in his work. I will miss seeing him at the station and hearing his jokes and one liners. To the family, you are in the thoughts and prayers of all the officers on the department.
   Brian Mock (Wichita, KS )

   November 9, 2005
I wish the words came easier but they don't. Steve was always making us smile. He was always willing to listen and provide advice. Some of his stories are legendary. I will miss seeing the big guy smoking as I left work, asking in that deep voice if I was ready to sell my bumpers to him. I know we will all meet again since the gates of heaven are guarded by the Marines. Thank you for all you are and did Steve.
Semper Fi
   Richard Schell (Wichita, KS )

   November 9, 2005
Steve and I would share Navy and Marine Corps Sea Stories, and he was always there with a smile and kind word. We will all miss Steve. "Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate".
   Greg Burge (Wichita, KS )
geburge@cox.net

   November 9, 2005
God Bless you Steve as you now serve on eternal watch over us, your brothers and sisters in law enforcement. We will miss you forever. Semper Fi.
   C. P. Gallagher (Wichita, KS )

   November 9, 2005
Dear family, I did not know Steve or any of you. I am the funeral director who was asked to take charge of the services in Wichita. I want to express my sincere condolences to Debbie, Clarence, Sharon, Sue, Shawna, Kane & Garrett. From what I witnessed Saturday, Steve was a remarkable man. I was honored to be able to assist at this difficult time. You all are in my prayers.
   John Coleman (Wichita, KS )
Johnny.Coleman@sci-us.com

   November 8, 2005
My son is Ryan Schomaker, who is a friend and co-worker of Stevens. Both he and his wife, Marsha, have the highest regard for Steven. He will be greatly missed according to Ryan and Marsha.
   Linda Lou Peppers (Koyuk, AK )
lpeppers@kka.bssd.org

   November 7, 2005
May GOD be with the familyand get them through this, and bless all of our Wichita Police Officers everyday.
   Toni (Wichita, KS )

   November 7, 2005
Though we had not talked in several years, I have thought of you often. You were such a kind and gentle man, with always the right thing to say. You will be greatly missed by many.
  

   November 6, 2005
Dear Steve, i never forgot the times we had and i never will!
my best regards for Shawna, Kane and Garrett.
   Dúlio Coelho (Sines - Portugal)
dulio.coelho@portodesines.pt

   November 6, 2005
I love you. I don't know when was the last time I told you that...there's alot I have to say to you and I know you'll hear my prayers. Please look after the family from above. May we all hold the goodness of your life in our memories...I was blessed to know you as a dad. Thank you for teaching me...
   Candice Headlee (Yuba City, CA )
mastermyld28@yahoo.com

   November 6, 2005
Steve, I’m thankful that I had the chance to get to know you; especially since it’s a pretty long distance from Germany. I had a great time with you and your kids and family. I will always remember the trip to West Virginia and the whitewater rafting on the New River. Thank you, Steve.
Shawna, Kane and Garrett my thoughts are with you.
Benjamin
   Benjamin Ladiges (Goettingen, Germany)
b.ladiges@jur.uni-goettingen.de

   November 6, 2005
Steve was my oldest and dearest friend. We met while we were both in the Marine Corps and he was the only person from that time that I kept in contact with over the years. He was a good and loyal friend whose good sense and practical advice I valued greatly. His sense of humor was an appreciated presence whereever he went. Whatever troubles Steve had later in his life, I will always remember him for those things, and the intense love he had for his children. My most sincere condolences go out to Shawna, Kane and Garret, and to all of Steve's family.
   Steve Niles (Fallbrook, CA )
steven.m.niles@gmail.com

   November 6, 2005
I'm sitting here trying to decide what I want to say about Steve, there are so many good things and not enough space. The whole thing is still very surreal to me. I keep expecting you call me for a case number and start off the call by saying "What's up momma, how you been". Just like you to wonder if everyone else was ok. I miss you so much and can see your face everytime I close my eyes. You are such a wonderful man and will truly be missed by all. I look forward to the day when I can see you again and I know you'll be waiting with the opening line "What's up momma". May God Bless you and your family Big Guy.
   Toni Scroggins[Hodge] (Wichita, KS )
tbone1971@cox.net

   November 6, 2005
How fragile the human spirit is. Where you were hurting, you won't hurt anymore. My heart has been touched by you, and I will always remember you. May you rest peacefully in Angels wings. May God hold you in his arms.
   Susan

   November 5, 2005
We will all miss you! God Bless you and your Family.
   Lisa (Wichita, KS )

   November 5, 2005
Wichita lost a good cop. A good man. Steve will be missed by all. God be with all who were touched by him.
   Lindsey Noel (Wichita, KS )

   November 5, 2005
Steve,
you have meant so much to me and you still do. I didn`t know what happend until last night, so I could not fly to Wichita from Germany. I have just finished writing a letter to you, that is still lying on my desk.
My thoughts and prayers are with Steve`s whole family and his friends, but esp. with Shawna, Kane and Garret and his wife Debbie.
I miss you so much, buddy and I will never forget the wonderful time I had with you!
   Manuel Ladiges (Greifswald, Germany)
manuelladiges@aol.com

   November 5, 2005
Wichita lost a good cop and I lost a good friend. Steve was my friend, so much so he even kept in touch after my retirement. He had a great sense of humor, which kept many of us going in tough situations, and you could always count on him. Still can't believe he is gone. I will miss him.
   Lori Palmer (Jet, OK )

   November 5, 2005
Steve, you will be greatly missed.
I'll light one up for you on the call! Melinda SCEMS
   melinda omara (wichita, KS )

   November 5, 2005
Well Basically Dad, I didnt get a chance to say good bye or make things better between us but regardless I will NEVER forget you and I will always love you with all my heart. My prayers are with you.
The boys and I will miss you dearly, and hopefully I'll see you in heaven someday....Love Always,your lil girl, Shawna
   Shawna Martin (Yuba City, CA )
triplesss77@AOl.com

   November 4, 2005
Excerpt from "The Prophet"~ Gibran

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

~hope
   hope (Yuba City, CA )
martin21455@msn.com

   November 4, 2005
Steve,
First of all you will be missed by all. Over the 6+ years that I have known you, you have been a great friend, and someone that I could always talk to and know that I would get the best advice back. I wish things could have gone differently for you but you are now in heaven with your maker, where you belong. To your family, I am deeply sorry for you loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
   Heather Barnett (Wichita, KS )

   November 4, 2005
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the entire family! Steve was very special to us and will always be missed! May God Bless your family in this time! Love & Prayers, Robert , Stephanie , Manda & Jenna G
   Manda Gibson (Ona, WV )

   November 4, 2005
You were a dedicated and always helpful Officer with whom it was a pleadure to work. Your presence always provided a sense of safety while your unique humor lightened any situation. You will truly be missed.
REST IN PEACE STEVE.
   Barbara (KS )





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