Sergeant Mark Randall Eckenrode

Sergeant Mark Randall Eckenrode

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, April 6, 2020

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Mark Randall Eckenrode

Sergeant Mark Eckenrode died as the result of side effects of a surgery he had received in 2019 following a line of duty injury.

He suffered several blood clot events in the months following the surgery. On April 6th, 2020, he experienced symptoms consistent with the previous blood clots and collapsed. He was transported to George Washington University Hospital where he passed away.

Sergeant Eckenrode had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 23 years and was assigned to the District of Columbia Superior Court. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

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I am glad to see they made your death line of duty. You were on-duty and I know they tried their best to rush you to the hospital to save you. You were a good man. When I was a rookie officer I looked to my sergeants for guidance. Not all of them had the command presence, confidence level, and knowledge that you had. I remember thinking when you were the roll call sergeant that no matter what we would encounter that tour we would be okay with you there. Later through the years I would see you at court and you always said hi. I remember telling you that I was glad to see you in a more comfortable spot on your downslope. I was sadden to hear that you didn't make it to retirement. You were a soft spoken kind man and made a impact on me as an officer. We need more sergeants like you. Thank you for all your service and may god give comfort to your family.

DC Metropolitain (MPD)

June 26, 2021

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