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

Some days are easier than others, but as Maria put it this day Sucks.

Unfortunately both on a local level and nationally-- too many other police and fire fighters are joining you. Prayers to all of them. Keep watching over us sweetie--we need your guidance and miss your happy go lucky ways.
love always and in some ways doesn't seem possible that it is nine years.

Lynne <3


January 21, 2011

Hi Mark, I am sitting here kind of shell shocked, dreading tomorrow- the most hated day of the year! Tomorrow you will be gone from us for nine long years...Dec 27th is always a bad day but tomorrow is just you and think about you every day. Still miss you like crazy, Maria

Maria Danaher

January 20, 2011

Hey dad, miss you lots and think about you everyday! So the other night I was down at the beach, and I had a really realistic dream about you. I really thought you were back, I could even hear your voice in my head. I woke up so upset, and was really down for the day. But then I got the news that my COPS friend Maddie was in town! I was able to hangout with her and catch up and I knew that was you taking care of me from up there. Thanks Dad, you're missed so much it hurts xoxoxoxox

Caroline, daughter

August 14, 2010

Well, it's the start of Police Week in DC. The one week, all survivors look forward to because for once we feel normal. Of course, I'm stuck in my dorm at College Park cramming for finals. But I just realized how ironic it is that I'm cramming all about the Civil War, while everyone is in DC remembering you and all the other men and women in blue who made that ultimate sacrifice. Times like these where I really wish you were here so I could actually hold a conversation with you about my studies; your passion for this topic would have made this cramming a little bit easier. If I somehow miraculously ace this one, I'll have you to thank! Miss ya Dad, I'll be thinking about you lots during these next couple of days. You're a true hero, and that should never be forgotten, our loss here is heaven's gain.

Caroline, daughter

May 12, 2010

Hey Daddy, miss you lots. Not a day goes by where you don't cross my mind. I just wanted to leave this song, it really gives me chills whenever I hear it.

Fatherless at Fourteen by Kendall Payne

The winds came by and they carried me away
At least that's what your momma said she'd say
Of course I knew that you would never believe
But baby sometimes even big girls are allowed to weep

Oh Brenda Gene my peanut butter queen
Innocent and bright don't think of me as mean
Sweet Brenda Gene for all you haven't seen
You know I hate to leave you fatherless at fourteen
I'm sure you think I've left you alone
Torn apart our happy home
But love, I never planned it this way
Never this soon and never this day

Heaven's quite a sight to see I'm sure you'll be here too
And though it's beautiful my dear it can't compare to you

Caroline, daughter

April 27, 2010

Miss you so much


March 24, 2010

Hard to believe that you would be turning 51 tomorrow. It still seems so unfair for you to have been taken away from all of us so soon. As the time continues to pass I find the words to this song mean even more. I may not cry like I used to, but the pain is still as sharp as ever. We love and miss you!
"And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain But I'd of had to miss the dance "

Thank you Mark for dancing with me, even if it was cut short!


March 4, 2010

"Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees"- Stonewall Jackson..Mark, it has been 8 years now, seems so long but so short at the same time. I still miss you everyday, imagine I always will. The police dept. put up a bench in your honor on South Mt., a place for people enjoying history can sit & relax a moment. We had them engrave Stonewall's last words on the plague, it seemed appropriate.I love you Mark

Maria Danaher

February 11, 2010

It's hard to beleive its been 8 years. You were always a good friend. I still think about the Jimmy Buffett concert, how you called me and wanted me to be there when the doors opens for the ticket sales because some goof wanted to jump the line and start problems. You asked me to be there and then got me tickets. I miss the hockey jokes we shared about cheap shots to each other. RIP brother, you are missed very much by your family and friends. Love ya brother

Retired Detective Chuck Allan

January 21, 2010

Mark, It's very hard to believe it has been 8yrs now since your untimely passing. I can still picture that night of the 27th. i was off duty but was near the area and was told by another off icer it was you in the accident. i have been wanting to thank you for some of the street skills you taught me in the early 90's during your time at Pct9. I still go on calls and sometimes when I see a supervisor ar pull up i think your going ot step out. God Bless you Mark and thanks for everything.

Aux.Off M. Jay Pons
Baltimore County Police

January 20, 2010

So I'm sitting in my room, and I think about you by colin raye comes on my itunes. I can't help but smile cause I know its you saying hello from above. I loved when you would sing this to me and change the lyrics, i still change them. "18 years old, big brown eyes and a heart of gold" cause I know your singing them above. College has been quite an experience so far, and I think about you all the time every day. People that ask about you really see you as a hero Dad. I am so proud to have your baseball hanging on my desk, pictures of me and you taped all over, and the pillow we had made with your clothes. Every day still presents me with a new obstacle to overcome without you here. I would do anything to have you back Dad, I miss you so much. Keep looking after me Daddy, your always on my mind, I love you, always gonna be your brown eyed girl.
xoxox, babygirl


November 20, 2009

9.29.84 etched in our wedding bands...we had plans for our 25th wedding anniversary even then.

I miss you every hour every day.

Love you always and until we are together again.


September 28, 2009

Well it is official, your baby girl is now a high school graduate. She is a lovely young lady who makes us both proud. She was asked to speak at their Baccalaureate service about parents-I know you were with her -she was amazing. It doesn't seem possible, wasn't it just the other day we had her?

I was able to hand her her diploma and know I felt you there. I miss you dearly and often wonder why, but as Caroline states you are still taking care of us through COPS. The 4 of us are lucky to have them. Thank you for all you still do for us. I miss you -keep your think blue line safe!

all my love always,


June 4, 2009

Daddy! Another week in DC done with, it flew by so fast. I look forward to National Police Week every year. I really feel my happiest then. I'm surrounded by the friendships that mean the most to me. I know everyone truly understands me there. And I can't help but want to help out all the new survivors. Those are the best friends I could ever ask for, I really like to think that they're one of the few good things that has come out of this sucky situation. God took you away, so he had to give us something... those friendships almost fill that hole in my life that came when you left. But I'll always still feel a little less empty without you. I miss you everyday Dad; I still can't even believe I'm finally graduating. Such a big milestone in my life, yet just another reminder that you're not here. You're my hero Dad.


May 22, 2009

In many ways I have you Sgt. Parry to thank for my years as an officer. You took me under your wing at Precint 6. You helped me through one of the hardest times of my life. You helped teach a young officer from Up State New York to be safe in the big city. I just want you to know the lessons and friendship you showed me will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your family.

Det. Jonathan Barton
Osceola County Sheriff's Office

March 22, 2009

Daddy! Keep Gordy safe up there okay

Caroline, daughter

March 15, 2009

Well Mark, today you would have been 50 years old!!! We should have been having an "over the hill" party for you, instead we went to dinner w/Lynne & Caroline, and toasted to your memory. Markie, I miss you so much...I miss my big brother! Its not fair that you are not here w/us, that the man who killed you will be getting out of jail in 13 days..he served just 7 years of his 14 year sentence, something is not right w/this! Your kids are doing well, they miss you terribly but they are trying to live their lives like you would have wanted..that is a great testament to you, and to Lynne. I love you, Mark..Happy Birthday!

Maria Danaher

March 5, 2009

I wasn't aware that this website existed until today. Cpl. Mark Parry was my supervisor when I worked at Wilkens Precinct & was ALWAYS a great guy to work with! I have a lot of fun memories of working on his shift & will always remember what a great guy he was. I still work in Law Enforcement as a civilian now & tell people about Mark a lot. God Bless his family & I hope they know we will never forget....

Julie Strebe
former BCoPD Officer

February 23, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 23, 2009

Hey hon--another year. Hard to believe it is already 7 years. So much time and so much we have missed being together and as a family. How much your happy go lark personality helps all of us, and will always be missed. We push on, and know you are with us in our hearts-it has to be enough --until we meet again. all our love -- from the 4 of us.
Our boys are getting so big and grown up...Kevin is 21, Danny not far behind at 19 and now your baby girl at 17 will soon be graduating. I hope I am doing okay, I try my best, but miss your fun loving ways. Keep us all strong.


January 21, 2009

Sgt. Parry,
On today, the 7th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 21, 2009

Daddy! Another holiday season without you, who would have thought I'd ever be saying that? It gets really hard sometimes, especially when that Christmas tree comes up. That was always our little thing. But I know you're there right beside me. It'll be seven years the 21st and it feels like I was just kissing you goodbye before your night shift! I miss you terribly, I know we all do. It's just not fair, you should be here with us... but I know you want me to stay strong, and I'm trying. Love ya! I just wanna make you and Mom proud.

"I noticed how beautiful the sky was the other day, and then I realized it's cause you're up there"

xoxoxo, your brown eyed girl

Caroline, daughter

January 9, 2009

college dad college college college

it has been a trip let me tell you. first time writing on here not sure really what to say. a lot of times i didnt think id make it to this point, not without you. here i am though. well if i thought it'd get easier without you at this point i was completely wrong. every confused moment of my life i wish you were every joyful, sad, depressed, inquisitive moment. every moment dad i miss you so much. words cant really express it. i listen to songs that remind me of you "great day to be alive" "cats in the cradle" cant help but cry. mom never sees it really. she is so strong, the most amazing person ill ever know, above you but i know you would put her there in a second, your an absurdly close second. watched rudy last night at like 2 in the morning. god i love and miss you. im kinda rambling, i know your with me wish me luck on finals and such, be there to keep mom strong, i love you more than ever, and i can never thank you for instilling in me in 12 years values many never get. i love you



November 25, 2008

Dad, my friend from school's dad passed away today and I have no doubt in my mind that you welcomed him up there. I know you guys will get along, he's a die hard mets fan! I know it's going to be a tough time for Joey and I'm going to comfort him the best I can. I love you Dad, and I miss you terribly. Everyday I wish you were still here with us... it's just no fair. You were taken from us so soon.
I love you Daddy!


October 10, 2008

This is a sad day for Baltimore County Police Dept..another officer has joined you. Lt Michael Howe a wonderful leader and officer, and husband to Debra has joined you Mark. Please continue to guide your family and your family in blue!!

We miss you Mark and our lives are not the same..we have missed sharing so many milestones since you left us-always know how much we love and miss you!!


August 16, 2008

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