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Police Officer Mark Bedard | Minneapolis Park Police Department, Minnesota Minneapolis Park Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer

Mark Bedard

Minneapolis Park Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Friday, November 9, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 30203

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 11/1/2007

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Officer Mark Bedard succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier when he was struck by a patrol car while involved in a foot pursuit.

He and officers from the Minneapolis Police Department had pursued the driver in their vehicles and then on foot after the suspect bailed out. He was then struck as he pursued the suspect into an alley between Irving and James Avenues North.

Officer Bedard had served with the Minneapolis Park Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and young child.

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I was the Minneapolis Police Officer that initiated the vehicle chase, and when the suspect crashed his vehicle and fled on foot I left my squad and chased him on foot. One of the most important obligations any police office has is to come to the aide of an officer in peril, and in fulfilling that obligation Mark followed me in the foot pursuit when he was tragically struck by another vehicle. My thanks to you for fulfilling that obligation, and my condolences to all who knew and loved you.

Retired Officer Dahlquist
Involved Officer
April 5, 2016


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