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Funeral arrangements finalized for beloved deputy constable Mark Diebold

A picture of deputy constable Mark Diebold with Destiny Hall after he helped deliver her baby was seen worldwide.
A picture of deputy constable Mark Diebold with Destiny Hall after he helped deliver her baby was seen worldwide. Courtesy

Funeral arrangements for a beloved Tarrant County deputy constable who died during training last week have been finalized.

Visitation for Precinct 5 Deputy Constable Mark Diebold will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Capstone Church in Benbrook, with ceremonial honors to follow.

The details were released Sunday by David McClelland, chief of staff for Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn, who was asked to speak for Diebold’s family.

Diebold, 48, died Thursday during tactical team qualifications after suffering an apparent heart attack. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

He may have been best known for helping deliver a baby on the side of the road last July and then having a tea party with her when she turned 1. Read more here, and read what Diebold’s peers in law enforcement had to say about him here.

Patrick M. Walker: 817-390-7423, @patrickmwalker1

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