Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Mark Thomas Pinson

Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, November 20, 1976

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Mark Thomas Pinson

I'm sorry Mark that I haven't been back here for a while. Sheila is with you now and I know y'all are having a ball. We miss you and we're going to miss Sheila also. We miss all of you. We will all be there before long but in the meantime you help Sheila watch over her children. They're going to miss her so. I love you Mark and you are one of the best Brothers that a girl could ask for. I'll be seeing you soon. Your sister, Patsy!

Patsy Barnes

May 24, 2021

Dear Brother.......It's been a while since i have been here. I am so sorry. I had and have alot going on. There are more of us with you now , than still here. I miss you all...I think of everyday . Robert and Ike are with you now....I am old now and i know it want be long until i see that big ole smile you have......I am so very proud of you. It's bad here now....People don't like police officers anymore...It's so sad......I just wanted to say that i love you and miss you !! I will see you soon.....Love Patsy

Patsy Barnes

April 26, 2019

My dear brother !! I have left many reflections here, but i guess they weren't posted !! It's 2016 and we don't have many left here..I pray they are with you on the streets of gold !! I still miss you big brother and think of you all the time....Just wanted to talk to you and i will see you soon....Love you sister Patsy !!

Patsy Barnes
Sister of Deputy Mark Thomas Pinson..Carroll Couty Tn. Deputy..Killed

November 19, 2016

I am so sorry it has been a while since i have been here. That don't mean i don't think of you every single day. Robert is with you now and i hope yal are having a ball. I miss you. You had big plans for your future. I guess God needed you more. I know your were happy to see Melba also. It want be long until we are all together again. Fly High my brother. I love you and miss you so very much. I will see you again...................Love Patsy

Patsy Barnes ,,,,Sister
Sister of Deputy Mark Thomas Pinson..Carroll Couty Tn. Deputy..Killed

September 21, 2016

I Miss you so Much Mark.Thank You for not only being my Uncle But MY Friend.We'll Meet again someday.I Love you. Shelia

Shelia Risner

November 23, 2014

I Miss You So Much.

Shelia Risner

November 23, 2014

I Miss you so Much Mark.Thank You for not only being my Uncle Buy MY Friend.We Meet again someday.I Love you .Shelia

Shelia Risner

November 23, 2014

To My Guardian Angel.You weren't only my Uncle you were my Best Friend.Not one Day goes by that I don't think they got it wrong and i'll see you somewhere.I shead a tear ever day looking for you.Hopeing to see you here.I guess God Needed a Flower in his garden that day.''I can't help but look for you.I still can't believe your not here.I haven't been very well sence you have been gone .But i'll do better.I know i'll see you again someday.I go put Flowers On you Grave sometimes and you monment.But I know you know I'm their.I Miss you so Much.Blesses Is A Man That Lays His Life Down For Another....And That's You.I Know you would have layed you life down for anyone .That's the kind of man you are.I can Still Hear your Laughter.I MISS YOU .look down on me and my kids somethine .you always did and did I ever say Thank you.You always left money on the table .under the vase of flowers .I didn't know it was their and thank you for all the grocies you left on the table.You so Special .Now your an Angle.I guess you and mama,and Melba are having a big time.I miss you all.Each and every one of you.

Shelia Risner

November 23, 2014

O my Dear Blessed Uncle.Whom was My Best Friend.Not one second goes by each day.I don't think of you .Thank you for your friendship and your kindness.You weren't just my Uncle you were my Friend.God needed you that day.I can't understand why.Only that he needed a new flower in his Garden.I look for you every day.Thinking maybe they all were wrong and you haven't gone.Thank you for looking after me while you were here.sence you left theirs not one day I haven't shed a tear.We will meet again .I know" in Gods Garden.''He told me so''.I haven't been well sence you've been gone.But i'll do Better.''God promised so''.until then will you still keep and eye on me .I know your an angel now.BLESSED Is A MAN THAT LAYS His LIFE DOWN FOR ANOTHER.,,,I miss you so much.

Shelia j.Lee

November 23, 2014

Im sorry that we never got to meet, but ive heard stories about you since i was a kid and im proud to call you my great uncle.

Corie risner
Great neice

May 19, 2013

Its now 2013, and i miss you more that were so young. You were a good person..just wanting to be excepted and to be somebody...You were always somebody to me....R.I.P...Mark...I miss You.....

Patsy Pinson Barnes

May 18, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 20, 2011

I miss you everyday. You were an awesome Brother! You gave your life doing what you loved...I will always remember. R.I.P. my Brother.

Patsy Pinson Barnes

September 19, 2011

"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 29, 2008

Rest in Peace

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

November 29, 2007

Deputy Pinson,

You are a true hero and the sacrifice you made will never be forgotten. Continue your beat on Heaven's streets.

Salem, Va

November 20, 2006

God bless you. You will always be remembered.

October 31, 2005

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