Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Mark Radden

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, February 5, 1986

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Reflections for Police Officer Mark Radden

Terrible tragedy. Rest in peace Officer Radden. A Motown police hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 25, 2018

RIP, you will never be forgotten. May your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 5, 2018

I miss you dearly and think about you often! I will never forget you!


SB

Sb

January 3, 2016

Thank you Phyllis for this heartfelt remembrance, Mark was my cousin and he is dearly missed. He had one sister and we are very close, she and her mom still speaks of him to this day. Much love to you as the mother of a faller officer, and I will continue to pray 4 strength 4 us all.

Christie

Detroit, MI
Cousin

April 26, 2012

To the family and friends of Officer Mark Radden and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Mark's memory on the 25th anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Mark gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 5, 1986.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 5, 2011

Many years have past, but I can still remember your smile.
Your sunset, became heavens smile. You are truly miss. I'm sorry. I forgot about yesterday as I now stand watch. Truly, you made me proud.

B. L. Guinn
USCBP/Friend

May 24, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY YOUNG SIR AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 2008

Thankyou sir for your service and sacrifice, you will never be forgotten

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

February 2, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

officer Radden , you are not forgotten............rest dear brother rest...thank you for your service and may your family know that we are your family and will never forget you as well..........we have the watch from here...

officer val pickens
b'ham p.d./ b'ham , al

August 16, 2007

Mark you are missed greatly! I know that you are not a part of my past, but a part of my future. It's good to know that you are in the presence of God!

Sherri Benson

April 3, 2006

You are not forgotten. A lot of the older officers still remember the unfortunate circumstances of you death for the citizen of our fine city. You were doing your job and your service will forever be appreciated.

Retired
Detroit Police Department

February 16, 2006

R.I.P. OFFICER WE HAVE YOUR WATCH

D. SIMS
US MARSHAL SERVICE DETROIT MI

February 5, 2005

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