Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer II Mark Arlin Stall

Boise Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Saturday, September 20, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer II Mark Arlin Stall

I had the honor of working with Mark both in Custody and in Patrol, during the time that Mark was a Deputy Sheriff with the LASD.

Mark was my radio car partner on and off for about six months after he made it off Patrol Training.

Mark was the type of person that was the first to ask if you needed help. and the hardest to roll on back up/assistance requests.

After the LA Riots, he and his family made the decision to move out of LA, and move to Idaho. Over the years, I lost touch with my old partner.

It was with great sadness that I returned from vacation to find out that my old partner had been murdered. Because I had been out of state, my partners had not been able to track me down to tell me about his death. I did not even get to go to the funeral in order to say a final farewell to my friend.

As is often repeated on these pages, take the chance NOW to tell your loved ones how much you love and care for them.

Goodbye my friend, rest in peace

Deputy Joseph Abercromby
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept

I KNEW MARK STALL ALMOST MY WHOLE LIFE. HE WAS A MAN THAT I LOOKED UP TO AND SOMEONE I ASPIRED TO BE. I ATTENDED THE SAME CHURCH THAT MARK DID, UNTIL HE LEFT TO GO TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO FOLLOW HIS DREAM, TO BE A POLICE OFFICER! OUR FAMILIES LIVED JUST DOWN THE STREET FROM ONE ANOTHER AND I CAN REMEMBER MARK STOPPING BY TO PICK UP MY TWIN BROTHER AND I TO GO GET SOME ICE CREAM. MARK WAS THE KINDEST MAN YOU COULD EVER MEET, THERE ARE TOO MANY GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HIM AND NOT ENOUGH TIME OR ROOM IN THIS PAGE TO WRITE THEM ALL.
IT'S TRUE THAT I HAD OLDER BROTHERS GROWING UP BUT I'LL ALWAYS LOOK AT MARK STALL AS A BROTHER OR MINE. I KNOW MARK WAS A GOOD OFFICER AND I HOPE TO BE AS GOOD AS HE WAS WHEN I GRADUATE THE ACADEMY (DEC. 21, 2001).
MARK, I MISS YOU AND TOOK FOR GRANTED ALL THE TIMES I GOT TO SEE YOU WHEN PASSING YOUR PARENTS HOUSE. I KNOW THAT YOU'RE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND WOULD NEVER WANT TO PULL YOU FROM THERE.
DONT WORRY BROTHER, I'LL STAND YOUR WATCH AND MAKE SURE THE STREETS REMAIN SAFE.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY FALLEN BROTHER IN BLUE,
TRAVIS BARKER

P.S. STEVE IS NOW A COP, A GREAT COP, AND I KNOW THAT HE THINKS OF YOU OFTEN. WATCH OVER HIM TILL I CAN BE OUT THERE COVERING HIS BACK.

CADET TRAVIS BARKER
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