Sergeant Mark J. Baserman

Sergeant Mark J. Baserman

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, February 26, 2018

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Mark J. Baserman

Sergeant Mark Baserman succumbed to injuries sustained when he was attacked by an inmate at State Correctional Institute-Somerset on February 15th, 2018.

The inmate, who was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, attacked Sergeant Baserman as he sat the officer's desk in a housing unit's day room. Earlier in the day, Sergeant Baserman had confiscated a towel being used by the inmate to obscure his bunk. The inmate punched Sergeant Baserman in the head numerous times then continued to kick him in the head after he fell to the ground.

Another officer who came to Sergeant Baserman's aid was also attacked before the inmate was subdued.

Sergeant Baserman was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Sergeant Baserman was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, stepdaughter, step-grandchildren, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender In custody

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Mark,
Just wanted to take a minute and tell you that folks still tell stories about working with you in the past. Always enjoyed it at East Hills when solving the world's problems while waiting for a call. Was telling some of the fellas today at work down here about you this morning. Prayers to your family, friends, and coworkers during this Christmas season. Please continue to look down on those still working in public service and help keep them safe.

Thank you for all of your time in the Military, in EMS, and in corrections.

JP

J. P.
Former Medic with East Hills EMS

December 24, 2018

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