Sergeant Mark Thorne, Retired


Mark Thorne retired September 1, 2016 after working with the Fort Worth Police Officer for almost 32 years. Mark has worked as a Patrol Officer, Detective, and retired as a Sergeant in the SSI unit.  For the last 7 years, Mark has had the opportunity to lead multiple weekly Bible Studies for police officers called “Cop Talk”. To document the great things that God has done over the years, Mark authored the book “A Cop and His God” in 2009 and “A Cop and His God Volume II” in 2017. Mark speaks often in churches and to men’s groups.  In his leisure time Mark enjoys working out, riding motorcycles, cooking, playing golf, fishing and hunting. Mark has been married for 30 years to his wife Lacey and enjoys spending time with her and their two boys Matt – 22 and Mike – 18.
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Pastor Hollis and Carol Jean Kirkpatrick

Pastoral Leadership – Special Counsel

Hollis and Carol Jean believe that the church of Jesus Christ has been established as a powerful legislative body to usher in King Jesus’ presence of love. Their trust in Jesus has been a process of “leaning on Him” over the past fifty plus years that has stabilized their identity in His tangible presence in their lives. Taste and see that Jesus is “good” is a living, daily experience; they invite all to join them. Hollis has been a CAPA member with the Fort Worth Police Department since 2002.

Pastor Barney Ramirez

Pastoral Leadership – Special Counsel

Pastor Barney Ramirez is Senior Pastor and Founder of Fort Worth Harvest Church. Pastor Ramirez was born and raised in Fort Worth and graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Latin American Studies. He subsequently earned a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages with a concentration in evangelism from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, one of the top seminaries in the world for ministry training and academic excellence. Barney has been a CAPA member with the Fort Worth Police Department since 2003.

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Retired FWPD Lieutenant Robert Rangel FWPD  (currently working TCU Police)


God has blessed me with a beautiful and faithful woman of God and three incredible daughters. I have been a police officer for over 30 years, the last 27 with the Fort Worth police Department. On February 17, 1998, from a point of complete hopelessness, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and He rocked my world. I have a passion for God and for the law enforcement community. Cop Talk is a ministry that allows me to fuse these passions together for God’s glory!

Officer Reggie Williams, Retired


My wife(Charlotte) and I have been married since ’98. Our children have been a continuous source of growth and joy in our lives. The Lord lead me to Cop Talk about 2 yrs ago. I was invited by a fellow Officer whom no longer attends. I’ve known Mark for years and we have been friends as long as we’ve known each other. Our Spirits seem to compliment each other. I’m a apart of Cop Talk because this is what God would have me do at this time. Out of total obedience I serve the the brothers and sisters of the Lord Our God and FWPD. May the Lord continue to bless Cop Talk with the ability to be a beacon of light showing God’s Peace and Grace to the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, The United States and the entire World!







Officer Don Shipp


Cop Talk is a place where Police Officers can connect with the Lord.
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Nelly Guerrero


I started coming to Cop Talk in January 2009 and I haven’t looked back. Cop Talk rocked my world. I have always believed in God and I knew Heaven is where I wanted to go.  However, I did not have a relationship with God until that awesome day in January when God spoke to my heart. Since coming to Cop Talk my faith has grown exponentially and the relationship I now have with God Rocks!  My testimony reflects that (ask me).  I am blessed to have Miguel my husband of 18 years and my two wonderful children Miguel Jr. and Ariana and I thank them for their love and support and loving me unconditionally. I also want to thank my Cop Talk family for holding me accountable and teaching me. I now know that I am not meant to just stay quiet, I’m meant to be a lion and win souls for the Kingdom of God. Amen!

Abandoned Vehicle Enforcement


Mark Furr


Fort Worth Police Department, Retired