Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Mark Paul Wagner

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, March 4, 1999

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Reflections for Trooper Mark Paul Wagner

Rest in peace Trooper Wagner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2021

I have never met you but I am your grandson Alexander Paul Sexson I have always wished you were still here but sadly god had another plan, see you when I´m there!

Alexander Paul Sexson

November 16, 2020

Mark, I was deeply saddened by this happening. This was a class we taught together often. I cant imagine the atmosphere in there, and the realization that you have been fattaly wounded. You were always one to depend on, and always s woukd help when needed. God bless my friend, and say hello to Lewis while you're up there. Mike

MICHAEL SMITH
Former Nebrasks State Trooper

August 23, 2020

I had the honor of meeting your grandson today in Washington DC, he was there to honor your sacrifices even though he never had the chance to meet you . Thank you for your service. Gone, but never forgotten.

K9 Patrolman Mark Parker
Beech Grove PD

May 15, 2019

Trooper Wagner,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Nebraska. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 4, 2019

MARK
IT WAS ALWAYS A PLEASURE MEETING WITH YOU FOR ROLLS AT Gothenburg. I MISS OUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT NEW SHERIFF'S AND WHAT THEY ARE GETTING INTO. IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO CLEAN YOUR GRAVE MARKER WHEN EVER I'M IN NORTH PLATTE. I MISS MY MIDNIGHT CONVERSATION PARTNER. AS I AM RETIRING FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT NOW AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS I ALWAYS THINK THAT YOU TOO WOULD HAVE BEEN RETIRING AFTER YOUR 5 YEAR DROP PROGERM RIP MY FRIEND AND GOD SPEED. #168

CHIEF

July 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 4, 2018

Trooper Wagner,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Nebraska. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United Statest Border Patrol

March 4, 2013

Trooper Wagner, it was always a pleasure to see your smiling face when I would run into you someplace. You were a kind but stern officer and the State of Nebraska lost a good one in your passing. Your family also lost a good husband and father. Rest in Peace Trooper and know you have not been forgotten.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

July 13, 2012

God Bless You and Rest In Peace Trooper Wagner. Thank you, Terry Granato

Terry Granato
Border Agents Mom

March 8, 2011

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer II Dan Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

March 7, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 4, 2009

Trooper Wagner your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 13, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 3, 2008

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 11, 2007

R I P SIR

Mike, Boston MA
Citizen

October 28, 2007

Trooper Mark Wagner,

I know your time on earth was short, but GOD must have needed another ANGEL in HEAVEN. I remember the day you passed. My father's the Chief Deputy in Morrill County, and I have many friends in the State Patrol. I know every officer in this state mourned the loss of a GRAND officer, and more, a friend. I hope your passing never gets lossed, but I pray for the easy of the burden on you family. GOD BLESS YOU, and your family.

Corrections Officer Tyler L. Dean

May 13, 2006

I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Trooper Wagner. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten. May you rest in peace. Then I heaard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? and Who will go for us? And I said "Here I am. Send Me!" ISAIH 6:8

Mike G.
Federal Law enforcement Agency

May 20, 2005


a piece of us went with you...

March 20, 2005

Mark,

I think about you alot. We lost a good one. I still remember my first arrest was riding with you. You and your family were a great welcoming committee when the new troops arrived in town. We remember North Platte fondly because of you.

Anonymous

January 14, 2004

I worked with Mark nearly his entire career. I was with him minutes before his untimely passing. He was a Troop you always wanted to hear headed your way when things were going downhill fast. I don't think I've known a finer person. We all miss you. I'm off the road now and trying to pass along 15+ years of experience and knowledge of working the street to kids that don't yet know what they are getting into. They start with such good intentions, not knowing what the job really is. I miss you and think of you daily. I'll stop by to visit next time I'm in town.jt

Anonymous

May God grant your family closure and comforting peace. In your absence, may he somehow assure them that you have transcended from this Earthly bond to the ultimate duty -- patroling the streets of heaven under God's command. Rest easy knowing that your brothers and sisters in arms will continue the fight, and eventually join you for a reunion in a far better place than this. Your devotion to duty will stand as an example to many others that follow you. God speed to your assignment, and God bless the remaining peacemakers.

Concerned Military Member
USAF

You will not be forgotten...even though I never had the pleasure of meeting you, I've met people LIKE you. Thanks for all you did. I know accidental gunfire is no fun...in June of 2001 I lost Cpl. Joey Cushman of the Arlington PD of Texas. Today marks the 3-month anniversary and I know how tough it is. Thank you for protecting us. Rest in peace.

Casey 9.7.01.

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