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Deputy First Class Mark Franklin Logsdon

Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy First Class Mark Franklin Logsdon

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

Mark my brother, been thinking about you recently. Also talked a very good friend and we shared some stories about our adventures. To this day it is still difficult to think you were taken from all of us. You were a true genuine friend. I know you are looking down on us and especially your family. Just felt as I needed to let you know. Miss and love brother.

1SG Sellers
MDARNG

August 7, 2018

Thoughts continue to remember this Hero and be with the family, friends, and colleagues. Forever grateful for your dedicated service and bravery.

Concerns of Police Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

October 8, 2017

Your act of heroism will not be in vain. Rest well my hero.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.

February 10, 2017

Ran the hero's 5k for you today sir. YOU are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

February 10, 2017

My heart aches for your Family and Friends. You were taken too soon. May you rest in peace. God Bless you.

CTO D Bush
Campbell Co VA

December 19, 2016

Dear Mark:

Sacrifice, kindness, compassion; these are things that are rapidly evaporating from our countrymen. But you, and too many of my fellow brothers and sisters, know exactly what sacrifice is...you made it in a big way. And so has your family, now and forever. You exemplified compassion and kindness, or else you would never had pinned on our badge of honor.

Now there is a family that lives with a broken heart because of some street vermin. Thankfully you removed that vermin from our streets, but your family still has to grieve. Too many people in this country are quick to condemn an officer when he or she has to use force, to the point that we have mass hysteria and riots. Where is this anger and hysteria for the family left behind, knowing that their hero died in the streets for them? FOR THEM!

Mark, you left this world all too soon, but I am certain that in the time you were here, you set an example for others to follow, and hopefully the "liberal media" to give due respect and gratitude for those of us who do a thankless, highly scrutinized, underpaid job that few have the courage or the compassion or the kindness to do.

In closing, I give to you, the words my late Dad gave me many years ago upon my graduation from the Police Academy; "Above all else, honor". Amen

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

September 29, 2016

On behalf of the Jicarilla Game and Fish, Law Enforcement Division, Dulce, NM, our thoughts and prayers are with the Blood and Blue Families of this Hero...Thank you for your service and may God give your loved ones strength and comfort

Conservation Officer Dwayne Epling
Jicarilla Game and Fish, Law Enforcement Division

September 9, 2016

RIP Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon, for you gave your life protecting the lives of others, and because of that you will never be forgotten. May God bless your wife, three children and your parents for the rest of their lives.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

July 18, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Mark was killed.

To the Logsdon family, fellow officers, and all who call Mark beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Logsdon gave to his community and the citizens of Maryland, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 10, 2016

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 15, 2016

I Served with Mark as a member of the Maryland National Guard, Det 1, HHC 115th MP Bn. He was a great soldier and an awesome leader. One of the funniest guys I've ever met. He will truly be missed by all that knew him! My continued prayers and condolences to his family and friends. May his soul continue to RIP!!

Rochelle Ellis
Rock Hill PD

April 29, 2016

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Logsdon. In the bible, Jehovah God promises a bright future for those that have fallen asleep in death. Revelation 20:12,13 reads "I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened; it is the scroll of life. The dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds."

All the good deeds that Deputy Logsdon displayed by serving his community will not go unnoticed by God, for his is assured a resurrection. What a glorious hope! I hope God's promise brings comfort to Deputy Logsdon wife, children, parents, and all fellow colleagues.

ECS II L. Toatley
Orlando Police Dept.

April 7, 2016

Mark, 8 years ago when I joined the honor guard you made me feel like a part of the team from the first day. You were the first to call me Mack. I knew that if you were on the detail, no matter how tough, you would make it fun. I loved your honesty and your smile. You never minded taking my money on lost Ravens Seahawks bets. I will truly miss you brother. Your actions that day saved others.

Deputy Mike McMillion #862
Harford County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2016

My family would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon during this very difficult time. You're in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Rest in peace, Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

March 15, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Commonwealth's Attorney Travis Bird
Spotsylvania County, VA

March 14, 2016

My Family sends tearful Condolences to Mark's Family , Friends, Department, Community, & Country.
Thank you Mark for your Brave & Unselfish Service.
May the God of Comfort & Peace be near All who knew & loved you Mark.
RIP, Mark Son os Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, Psy & LE Grad.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, SD

March 13, 2016

Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue. Prayers out to all of your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless You.

Former Deputy/Jail Officer
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

March 9, 2016

Mark,

I am going to miss you more then you will ever know. I have enjoyed working with you so much over the past 8 years. You really were a joy to be around and I learned a lot from you. I will never forget the card games, golf games, AC trip, lunches, talking about Seahawks/Ravens football and just goofing off in the Office. I am sure you will be watching over all of us and making sure we stay safe. I know you are probably playing cards in heaven with Charlie and sipping on a private stock and coke. RIP Brother.

DFC Matthew McGuirk #832
Former Member- Harford County Sheriff's Office

March 1, 2016

Rest in peace

Retired Detective Vincent Stevenson
Retired Baltimore City Police Department

February 28, 2016

Brothers in Arms till the last. No greater gift than to give your life for another I believe our Lord put it. And both of these officers made the greatest sacrifice for all of us to be safe. I am deeply sorrowed for your families loss. Again We All Lose when a officer is taken before his time this way. My father was in LEO for 17 years and I have seen a few men taken this way. It strikes a place in my heart. God be with you all.

My heartfelt sorrow for your loss. May God support you and your loved ones during this time of mourning. We all support you. B.Umbenhower Missouri

February 24, 2016

We all lose when officers are taken in such a needless and violent way. May God Bless each of you his family. And I pray everyone will petition their officials to make a No Parole ever for LEO killers in each state. This needless killings of our Valiant Police must be stopped. Again My deepest regret for you loss.

My heartfelt sorrow for your loss. May God support you and your loved ones during this time of mourning. We all support you. B.Umbenhower Missouri

February 24, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

February 23, 2016

It has been said, that a coward dies a thousand deaths and a Hero dies but one. I personally do not subscribe to that thought. It is my belief, that Our God recycles the most worthy of souls and calls upon their service repeatedly, throughout Time Immemorial. Those who have dedicated or given their lives to that most honorable of causes, the fight between good and evil, live on to fight another day, in another life time. Therefor, I know that I will stand again with you Brother, perhaps not in this life but most assuredly in the next.

Until then, enjoy your brief respite with Our God, heal your wounds and visit with loved ones passed. Soon you will suit up and ride out again, to fight the good fight once more. For this is the Glorious Honor that the cowards will never know......This, is the Hero's way.

Sgt. Joe Appleby (Retired)
Maryland State Police

February 23, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

February 22, 2016

Rest in Peace Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

February 22, 2016

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