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Police Officer Mark Damon Hiatt

Bryan Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Mark Damon Hiatt

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


United States Border Patrol

December 2, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Hiatt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 30, 2019

Heroes live forever, Officer Hiatt, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Bryan and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 2, 2013

Officer Hiatt,
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 Bryan. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 2, 2013

Remembering Mark, who was a my friend & a fellow officer at Bryan PD. I was his recruitor! Will be attending this year's Officers' Memorial in Washington DC with my son: Brazos Cnty Deputy Patrick L. Montoya, but will be there to celebrate the lives of '92 Arlington PD Ofr. Jerry L. Crocker, 2000 Bryan PD Ofr. Mark D. Hiatt, & 2012 Brazos Cnty Constable's Pct.1 Brian Bachmann. Jerry is my ex-wife's Uncle, and she is an Ofr. at Bryan P.D., Jerry was killed in a drunk driver's auto accident. They were my friends, my brothers in arms and will not be forgotten!

Retired Bryan P.D. Sgt./Prosector Inv.
Bryan P.D/Brazos Cnty /Attorney's ofc.

May 11, 2013

Officer Hiatt, I met your good friend Officer Reeves during my brother's funeral. But I was so happy to meet with him again over the past Thanksgiving Holiday. He is the Constable of Precinct 1 now. He shared with me his friendship with you and told me how much he misses you. I enjoyed listening to him tell me about you and my brother. I am looking forward to being friends with him from now on.

I wish I could have met you. I know you are a great officer and I am sorry you were taken from us. Please rest in peace and say hello to my brother for me. I never got to meet you, but I will never forget you.

Rebecca Davis, Civilian
Sister - Constable Brian Bachmann - EOW 8/13/12

December 24, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Hiatt. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Bryan and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 2, 2012

I remember the first time I rode with Mark in his truck. It was us and his friend Jimmy. The reason I was with him is because he wanted to see what kind of guy I was because I was dating his sister. Mark drove me to a football game to see her. It was a scary but fun road trip. Mark was my brother-n-law, brother amd my HERO for more than 15 years. It was my honor to be a part of his family. There's no way to explain how much he means to me and always will. Over the years, many times when I needed some help with the trials of life, I would think of Mark and ask myself, what would mark tell me to do. To this day, when I close my eyes, I can see and hear Mark just as if he was here with me. Mark, I will NEVER forget you and what you stood for. Thanks for all the great times and the love you showed the world.

Tim Vaughn
Brother-N-Law and Brother

December 2, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Hiatt. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 2, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you, especially your family. The pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 2, 2009

Officer Hiatt,
On today, the 9th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bryan. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 2, 2009

"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
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

January 31, 2008

Remembering you today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

G-d bless

May 2, 2007

Hey Uncle Mark, it's been a while since we talked, i miss you a lot, i wish we had gotten to know eachother a little better. I wish you could see me play looks like i might have a future in the sport, i might even get to be famous. I miss having you around to give me advice and things like that. I'm proud of you Uncle Mark, we all are. I hope that i can be as good a man as you. I love you Uncle Mark, Love Joshua

Joshua Vaughn

February 6, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 2, 2006

Hey big brother...We attended the College Station Peace Officer's Memorial today. It has been a little more than five years since we lost you, but days like today make me so proud of who you were and what you had become. As fellow officers and community leaders spoke and mentioned your name, pride filled my soul and tears streamed down my face. I miss you Mark..we all do. But we know you are watching over us. We love you. Love, lil sis..Tracy

Tracy Hiatt Polley

May 17, 2006

Brother Hiatt,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

December 22, 2005

I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Officer Hiatt. 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

Hey brother..your lil sis sure does miss you. I am so touched by all the comments I've read's been a while since I've read the messages, sometimes it's just too hard...but I see names I know of friends you spoke so highly of and smile at stories I've heard you tell (like Jeff rolling down the hill!!)..and close my eyes and can see you just as plain as day sitting at my dinner table on Thanksgiving day four years ago..and letting out that loud "woooohooo" after you finished eating...and then jumping up and saying "come see my anniversary present"...and it was strobe lights for your truck! (men and their toys!) What I'm most thankful for is that we said our "I love you's" as you and the family left...little did we know it would be our last time. I love you very much and miss you more than words can ever say...see you in my dreams...all my love..your sister..Tracy

Tracy Hiatt Polley
Bryan, Texas

December 2, 2004

Hey Buddy, It'll be four years in two days and I think about you all the time. Mark, I appreciate all you were to me and what we shared as friends. You were my closest at the time and I miss you buddy... I have you to thank for all that has happened in my life since I lost you (finding myself after my divorce shortly thereafter and becoming a stronger Christian). You were truly an example for all of us not only in Law Enforcement, but as a father for your beautiful kids and a husband to your wife... I remember the hostage negotiations we did and the critical incident stuff (especially bonfire). I will never forget our hunting trips! The one we took to S. Dakota was special... You breaking those brand new rattling horns and had doe in heat urine sprinkled everywhere. You had watched a couple of hunting shows or read a magazine and were so proud of yourself. I lost my balance rolling down the side of that hill (ruining the morning hunt) laughing at you because I thought you were ignorant for bringing that stuff along. Yep we didn't kill a lot but we sure laughed a lot. Heaven is no doubt a brighter place with you there and I look forward to meeting you there partner... Proud to call you one of my best friends and thanks again. I miss you buddy!

Investigator Jeff W. Reeves

Investigator Jeff W. Reeves
Retired B.P.D./ Brazos Co. S.O.

November 30, 2004

On behalf of the members of Blue Knights Missouri Chapter VII, we send our sympathies to the family and friends of Officer Hyatt.

Ride with Pride

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

September 14, 2004

Officer Hiatt was one of my Field Training Officers at the Bryan Police Department. He was a good friend and was always there when you needed him. He taught me how to be a good police officer. I will always remeber him in my heart.

Sgt. Bryan Russell
Bryan P.D.

January 6, 2004

I would just like to say...."Thanks"... Thanks you to Mrs. Hiatt and the kids that allowed thier Dad;Husband to serve in the line of duty. I want you to know even though I'm another Officer and have never met you, I appreciate Mark and his entire family for helping make a community a safer place to live. May God Bless you and your family this Holiday season.
Officer Douglas

Patrolman, Officer Douglas
Washington Police Department

December 16, 2003

Rest in peace my Brother.

John 15:13

Deputy Shawn Pardazi
Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Shawn Pardazi
Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office

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