Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Mark Frank Parry

Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, January 21, 2002

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Reflections for Sergeant Mark Frank Parry

Still seems like yesterday, but then our life as a family seems so long ago. The kids have had you less in their lives than they did with you ❤️❤️❤️. We miss you everyday and try hard to keep your loving spirit and humor alive. You made us all better people. Love you always...

Lynne
Wife

January 21, 2019

Sometimes I really beg for a sign from you. I've lived 16 years without you and I just need something, anything, to prove to you're still with me. Adulthood has struck me in ways that highlight your absence that I really didn't anticipate.

2 weeks ago, we had our Meet the Teacher night at school. I met my sixth 1st grade class, which is so crazy to me!! I was approached by one mother who asked "Are you Mark Parry's daughter?" I was caught off guard. She proceeded to share with me that she is a detective at Baltimore Co PD. She was a cadet when she first met you, and she soon worked under you. She said you always looked out for her and that has always stuck with her. Before leaving, she made sure to tell me how proud you would be.

And there is my sign from you. Thank you, Dad. I love you!

Caroline
Daughter

September 17, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 23, 2018

Eating raisinets and thinking of you. Laughing at how you would call them rabbit poop. Missing you always!!!

Love,
Your babygirl

Caroline
Daughter

April 13, 2018

Happy Birthday Mark! I miss you, I miss arguing w/you over whose March birthday was "better", I miss your smile and our Civil War conversations. I miss you every day! I hope you had an awesome birthday in Heaven!!

Maria
Sister

March 5, 2018

You are missed Mark. RIP brother.

POFC Anthony Malinowski retired
Balto County Police Dept

January 21, 2017

Another anniversary, I thought they were supposed to be happy occasions. . .not this one. It hurts as much today as it did 15 years ago! I miss you so much. Life hasn't been the same without you in it! Liaison has taken to sitting all the new recruits with me for an hour or so, they like that I stress safety and tell them about how awful it is for those left behind.


I love you my big brother, I miss your story telling, your laugh (and yes, your smirk), our shared love of history, heck Markie I miss everything about you!

Maria
Sister

January 21, 2017

Thank you for your service and the sacrifice suffered by you and your loved ones.

Det. Mark Zulauf
Bel Air Police (current) Baltimore County Corrections (Lt. Ret'd)

January 9, 2017

Seems like yesterday you were here, but in other ways 15 years seems like a lifetime ago. 15 years ago you were fighting for your life at Shock Trauma, I couldn't believe you would not make it. The kids and I talk and laugh often remembering you and things we did. But, it pains me knowing how much our kids have missed by not having you here. Mark, you were an amazing police officer and leader, and even more amazing husband, but you were the BEST father ever. You helped me be a better mom and made being your wife so fun and easy. This last year was a hard one for our Nation's Law Enforcement. I pray it gets better. We spent Christmas with Billy and Maria and Steve. Maria gave us the scrapbook she made of your life. The kids and I will treasure it, such great stories, photos and letters of memorial. Love you always,
Lynne

Wife; Lynne Parry
Wife

January 9, 2017

I hate that you've been gone from my life for almost 15 years. Such a long time, Dad.

I hate that more of my life has been spent without you than with you. It's just not fair. Everyday I think about the relationship you and I would have if you were still here. It breaks my heart to have never had that beer together, or morning pep talk before work... something so small and simple.

You cross my mind everyday and I will always wonder what my life would be if you were still in it.

Caroline
Daughter

September 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Mark! I still miss you every day!

Maria Danaher
Sister

March 6, 2016

Mark,
Another anniversary and not the good kind! I think of you every day, I still miss you as much as I did the first day you were taken from us.

I love you, Maria

Maria - Sister

January 21, 2016

As time passes, I have this growing that fear that I'm losing memories of you. Almost as if my current life fills my head with memories and bumps yours out. It's so silly. It seems that others' stories of you are really what trigger my memories. And that terrifies me... I wanna own the memory... I wanna recall it on my own.

Today, I remembered how when you worked 3-11's, you would always make my bed during the day. And I would come home from school and see my stuffed animals on my bed laid out in some sort of scene. Sometimes it was a tea party, or they were giving each other piggy back rides, or playing cards. Those were the BEST to come home to.

I can smile thinking about it because it's my memory of you that I remembered all on my own.

I miss you and dread this 13 year anniversary quickly approaching. It just really sucks somedays.

Caroline, daughter

December 1, 2015

Lynne Parry,

It was so great seeing you honoring your husband, the healing kids camp and our "unsung hero" police officers today when you visited Norrisville Elementary School. I'm so proud of you for continuing to put one foot in front of the other while embracing life to the fullest with your precious children and allowing Mark's legacy to shine in a bright positive light. I know he is looking down upon you all with admiration, pride and deep love. Keep on keepin' on, Lynne! Love, Lacy "Blalock" Stahl

Lacy Blalock Stahl
Former Teacher of Caroline

May 11, 2015

Mark, it doesn't seem real that's it's already 13 years. So much has happened, but I know your with all of us. I see you in each of our kids; whether it's an expression, or a gesture or your quirky sense of humor...they carry you in them. It gives me such comfort. You'd be so proud of your awesome kids...who are now young adults, they make me proud to be their mom. You would have so much fun with them now. Know I will always love you and feel blessed that you gave me these 3 gifts. Until we meet again, all my love, Lynne

Lynne
Wife

January 21, 2015

I always smile when Collin Raye's "I Think About You" comes on. Sometimes a sad smile, but usually a happy one. The memory of you singing it to me but changing the lyrics to fit me is a memory I never ever want to let go of.

I really am so blessed to have lived 10 years with you. I am even more blessed that I've had the wonderful person Mom is to continue what you started. But I so selfishly which I had more time.

I wonder what it would be like to sit down and have a beer with you. Just the little things I wonder about.

Love you always, Dad.

Caroline, daughter

November 22, 2014

Hi Daddy,

It's been awhile. Life is hectic. Almost finished with my first year of teaching, and it has been a whirlwind. I love and miss you every single day.

Police Week is upon us. I'm having my kiddos write thank you notes for local precincts in the area. They are too funny.

Mom's riding in the Law Enforcement United ride. 250 miles on a bike... all in memory of those who have served and sacrificed. She's incredible!!! I laugh sometimes thinking if you would've been able to keep up with her!!

I'll be thinking of you extra this next week. I'll never understand why you were taken from us. But all I know is, I miss you dearly every single day.

Caroline, daughter

May 8, 2014

Hi Mark, its me again, your baby sister. I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! Steve and I toasted you w/some Jameson and Irish Soda Bread..I know you would have loved it!

HAPPY 55TH BIRTHDAY MARKIE! I love you & miss every day..

Maria Danaher
sister

March 5, 2014

Well Mark, your 12th anniversary has passed. Hurts just as much as the first one, and all those that followed. I was talking w/Scott Bachman at work today, he was telling me that he wore his Nighthawks jacket for the 1st time on Jan.21. He was saying that it brought back a lot of great memories. It helps to know that your family is not the only people who remember you and miss you. Love ya Mark!

Maria Danaher
Sister

January 23, 2014

Today, 12 years after your sacrifice, “A” Shift honors Sgt. Mark Parry by dedicating our watch to him. God bless you, R.I.P. brother.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

January 21, 2014

Sgt. Parry,

I am so sorry for what happened that terrible night. Beleive me I live with my ex husbands actions still today. Please forgive me, I would take your place in a second, just to make this situation right. For the family, I mean no disrespect writing this reflection. I wish there was some way I could make this right for you. May God Bless you and keep you safe. You all are always in my prayers

Mika

October 20, 2013

Mark, I can't believe we lost another officer! Please help Jason when he gets up there. I feel so bad for his family, I remember what it was like when we lost you... It is a sad day for Baltimore County and just reinforces how much I miss you! I love you Markie, please take care of all our officers...Maria

Maria Danaher
sister

August 28, 2013

Hey Sarge, just wanted to tell you that we still keep your memory alive at the 6th. Just do me a favor and keep an eye on Flipper up there, you know how he can get. Miss you Sarge.

PFC. Paul R. Hoke #4031
Baltimore County Police

August 22, 2013

Mark, just spent the weekend with Caroline at the AC Retreat in MO. She just graduated from college and is looking forward to the next chapter in her life. Caroline has so much to offer to this world. Her wonderful mother and brothers have helped her grow into a beautiful young woman. How proud all the family is of her achievements. The few years (too few) she shared with you are precious to her and will never, ever be forgotten or taken for granted. Thank you for being the Dad that shaped the little girl that we all love so much.

Judy Deckert
family friend

June 25, 2013

Police Week has ended for this year and I'm left feeling great from seeing all my COPS family, but sad of course because I'm missing you so much. It's a lot of conflicting emotions to see new families that are starting this grief journey. I want to be there for them, and show them that this all gets better... but it's so hard because it doesn't go away. 11 years is such a long time but it sometimes still hurts like it was yesterday. My heart is always aching. I would do anything to have you here, Dad.

Caroline, daughter

May 17, 2013

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