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

RIP Brother, you’ll never be forgotten

Deputy Sheriff (Detentions) S. Lund
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado

February 27, 2018

My condolences to the family of this slain officer. We must be visual with this type of work and always keep eyes open.

Sgt C. Williams
Kentucky Corrections Institution Women

February 27, 2018

Rest in peace Sgt. Baserman. Thank you for your service.

Police Chief Gerald Hagen
Gallitzin Borough Police, Cambria Co. Pennsylvania

February 27, 2018

The uniforms may change , but the loss never does. A "Brother" has left us and we all feel it.

"When something happens to one of us,It is felt by all of us."

Each day , so many get up put on that uniform, knowing that they may not come home. Yet they do so with honor, integrity and pride.

This is at the core of each of us. Those that are "Brothers" each day sadly we read about another who watch ends. Each day we feel that hurt.

Losing Sgt Baseman, is a pain felt in every agency , by every man and woman who protects us.

Sgt Baseman stood on that thin blue line with that honor, integrity and pride. He paid the ultimate price, while keeping the wolf at bay. Rest easy Sgt. Those of us here stand in your place. Until we meet again sir, well done, you'll be missed.

"Remind those few who Ill of us they speak, that we are the only thing that separates the evil from the weak"

A Brother
Thin Blue Line, fellow sheepdog

February 27, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Mark J. Baserman, in the line of duty. A corrections officer position is a very dangerous job and the men and women who perform this duty are very important on what they do. Corrections Sergeant Baserman, with his bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 27, 2018

Rest In Heaven now SGT. Baserman. A beautiful place where there is no more pain, no tears and no more darkness. Thank you for your courage to protect the citizens of Pennsylvania.

Sharon Rush
TX Citizen Who Cares

February 27, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

February 27, 2018

Rest in peace Sergeant Mark Baserman.
Thank you for your service.

Condolences to family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ Retired
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

February 27, 2018

RIP, Sargent. May god be with you.

Field training officer Samuel Steinmetz
Venice Police Department

February 27, 2018

It is not how these officers died that made them heroes it is how they look lived..

Former Volunteer FF/Chaplain David Duffa
Riverdale Heights Volunteer Fire Rescue Squad Inc..

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February 27, 2018

Sgt Baserman, may you Rest In Peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

February 27, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Officer James Creller
NYSDOCCS Auburn Correctional Facility

February 27, 2018

Wow, my heart sadden to hear this news of an officer who was just doing his duty and the disgrace of an inmate who didnt care about his life. My condolences goes out to the family with strong love.



February 27, 2018

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the PDOC during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 27, 2018

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sergeant Baserman and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections during this time. Thank you, Sergeant Baserman, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 27, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

February 27, 2018

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Sergeant Baserman. May God wrap you in His arms and grant you strength, comfort and peace.

Lt. Michael Caldwell, Chaplain
Cape Carteret Police Department, Cape Carteret, NC.

February 27, 2018


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Correctional Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest. Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities.
We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT Is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don’t respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject(s), or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired then who will.
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Pennsylvania in the State of Pennsylvania with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I’m proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I’m proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I’m proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I’m proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do............ Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
Sergeant Baserman status...............Sergeant Baserman status...............Sergeant Baserman status.............. Attention All Units..........Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Correctional Sergeant Mark J. Baserman having served the citizens of Pennsylvania in the State of Pennsylvania with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

February 27, 2018

When the Lord was creating CORRECTION OFFICERS, he was into his sixth day of 16 hour overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And the Lord said, “Have you read the specs on this order?”

A CORRECTION OFFICER must always bear in mind that rehabilitation is based on self-respect. In the event of rebellious actions or disparaging remarks towards them by inmates they must always maintain a quite firm demeanor.

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER has to be able to tolerate the ignorance of some, without losing hope.

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER must also be prepared to cover a life-threatening situation, canvass the institution for witnesses, write a perfect report, and testify the next day.

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals when it is necessary.

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER has to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands… no way!” “It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” said the Lord, “it’s the three pairs of eyes an Officer has to have.” ”Is that on the standard model?” asked the angel.

The Lord nodded and said, “One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before the Officer asks, ‘May I see what’s in there, sir?’ (When the Officer already knows and wishes he’d taken that accounting job.)” The second pair, here in the side of his head for his fellow Officers safety and the third pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “You’ll be all right, when the Officer knows it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve, “rest and work on this tomorrow.” “I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound inmate out of a rebellious intention without incident and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck.” The angel circled the model of the CORRECTIONAL OFFICER very slowly, “Can it think?” the angel asked.

The Lord said “Can it think!” A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER can recite departmental rules in its sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on a tier in less time than it takes five Federal Judges to debate the legality of a cell search… and still it keeps its sense of humor. “This CORRECTIONAL OFFICER also has phenomenal personal control.”

A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER can deal with crime scenes painted in hell, professionally watch over a child abuser not allowing emotions to stand in the way of helping a inmate better himself, comfort a fellow Officers family with a loss, and then read in the daily paper how the department and its Officers are not sensitive to the rights of inmates.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the CORRECTION OFFICER. “There’s a leak,” the angel pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model!” the angel exclaimed.

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “it’s a tear”

“What’s the tear from?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that tattered piece of cloth called the American flag, and for lady justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked somber and said “I didn’t put that tear there.”

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DSO A. Molinaro
Kenosha County Sheriff's Department

February 27, 2018

Prayers to his family,friends and his coworkers at SCI Somerset.
Rest in Peace.

Krista Patla (Parole Agent 2)
PBPP (SCI Dallas)

February 27, 2018

I was the person that talked Mark into going with the DOC. I feel terrible!! He was also one of my best friends and the best EMS partner I ever had!
We did many projects togethet as three buddies. We lost Gary "Pudgy" Evans three years ago. Now I am left to carry on our legacy.
Rest Easy Brother Mark!!
CO II and former EMT

Sgt. Terry Hoffer (ret.) / Paramedic
PA DOC. / East Hills EMS

February 27, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Baserman. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

February 27, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother in Blue.

“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called Children of God.”

Matthew 5:9

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

February 27, 2018

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