Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Mark J. Baserman

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, February 26, 2018

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Reflections for Sergeant Mark J. Baserman

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
JimOfficer Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Officer Jim Weaver

March 1, 2018

Sgt. Baserman,
You have stepped up to fulfill your duties within the PA DOC, and, sadly, you have made the ultimate sacrifice. You are hero for sure. Thank you for your services throughout your career. May God Bless you and your family, and may He guide them through these hard times.

Sgt. Brian Trojan

March 1, 2018

RIP SGT. Til Valhalla

Officer Cody Voye
US Security

March 1, 2018

You are a true hero. Thank you for your service. Our family prayers goes out to your family.

Sgt. Mark Gilara
SCI Forest

February 28, 2018

It feels like a member of my family has died because that’s what this job does to you. You become family.

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen.

Episcopal Book of Common Prayer

David J. Bunnell
Former East Hills EMS Paramedic

February 28, 2018

Thank you sir for your many years of long unappreciated work. My prayers to the family. I know your pain. Your sacrifice will not go unnoticed. God Bless.

Sgt. Fletcher (West Monroe PD) Louisiana
Step-father of fallen Deputy Justin Beard (2017)

February 28, 2018

Baserman family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Sergeant Mark J. Baserman thank you for your service and your Ultimate Sacrifice during the line of duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

February 28, 2018

So sorry for your families loss may he rest in everlasting peace!
For my brothers and sisters in PADOC stay strong and forever vigilant!

Senior Officer Specialist Rodriguez
Federal Bureau of Prisons

February 28, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

February 28, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Sergeant Mark J. Baserman during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Sergeant Baserman.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

February 28, 2018

My condolences to his family And deepest sorry for my fellow members of DOC employee that YOU have LOSS One of OUR own. Please be Safe and looking Out for One of the other. Be Safe to My brothers and sisters At DOC.. GOD blessed YOU GUYS

CFSI Ms Bowers
Retiree from SCI Albion

February 28, 2018

RIP my brother in L/E. Another sad, sad day. Peace and prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers. Marty Mooney Det ( ret ) NYPD and son Alex active NYPD..Blue Knights XIX Rome NY/XXXII Syracuse NY.

Marty Mooney Det ( RET )

February 28, 2018

I worked with Sgt. Mark Baserman when he came to S.C.I. Somerset, when was he was assigned to the Gym or Recreation Yard, both as a Corrections Officer and a Sgt. He was a Fair and Professional Corrections Officer and a Good Man. My Deep Condolences to the Baserman Family. I am recently retired, however I am and also with the Staff of S.C.I. Somerset grieving our Comrade Sgt. Mark Baserman.

C.A.S. Peter M. Malich Retired
Activities Dept., S.C.I. Somerset 1998 to 2018

February 28, 2018

My sincere condolences go out the families and the Pennsylvania Department Of Corrections. R.I.P. Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

February 28, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

February 28, 2018

Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. We got your watch now. May God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Sergeant Baserman during this time.

S.O.S. J. Dumais
Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCI Edgefield, SC

February 28, 2018

Words cannot express how I feel over this loss brother. We are all in harm's way in law enforcement. God bless your family and all my brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

Kevin Johnson, corrections officer
PA Department of Corrections.

February 28, 2018

Rest in eternal peace my Brother. Prayers to your family and fellow CO's

Larry B. Weaver, Retired Refuge Officer
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

February 28, 2018

R.I.P. Brother

CO Richard Avery
Ontario County Sheriff's Office

February 28, 2018

R.I.P Brother

CO Richard Avery
Ontario County Sheriff's Office

February 28, 2018

My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Sgt. Mark Baserman's family. May Mark's soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless his family.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

February 27, 2018

Most people never consider the courage, and heroism required of those that keep society safe from inside the walls of a correctional facility. My sincere condolences to Sgt Baserman’s family. You have lost an American hero. I wish you all the best.

Rick Smith Deputy Warden, Retired
Michigan DOC

February 27, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your family and coworkers.

Special Agent Rob Stubbs
Special Investigations, Tennessee Department of Revenue

February 27, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 27, 2018

Thank you Sergeant Baserman for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Pennsylvania. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. may you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 27, 2018

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