September 8, 2017

Mark Diebold - Deputy Constable - Precinct 5, Tarrant County, Texas

Mark Diebold
Deputy Constable Mark Diebold, age 48, died in the line of duty on September 7, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Deputy Constable Diebold was a member of Precinct 5 of the Tarrant County Constable's Office. He had 9 years of service with the Constable's Office and had 14 years of service with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.

Mark was undergoing a training exercise after which he collapsed. Comrades began CPR and rushed Mark to a local hospital where, tragically, he passed away. It is believed he died of a heart attack.

Mark was well-known for a roadside baby delivery. In July of 2016, he stopped a speeding vehicle and found that the couple inside were speeding because of an impending birth. Mark intended to escort the couple to the hospital but the baby wouldn't wait and Mark and the husband delivered a baby girl. A photo was taken of Mark and the baby girl at her first birthday party. The photo was heart-warming to everyone. 

Mark with the child he helped to deliver
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Mark and
for those who have lost
Friends describe Mark as a consummate law enforcement officer and a great friend. He was a gentle giant of a man with an uptempo attitude and a kind spirit.

The members of the Tarrant County Constable's Office and the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. Mark was a well-liked and well-respected professional. He will be forever remembered.

Mark's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He was loved. He will be forever mourned.

Mark is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Mark. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Mark is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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