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Senior Corporal Mark Timothy Nix

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, March 23, 2007

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Reflections for Senior Corporal Mark Timothy Nix

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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 9, 2007

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family take comfort in knowing you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired
AR

July 31, 2007

I miss talking to you my brother.

July 25, 2007

I worked with Mark in the Pubic Safety Department at the Moody Bible Institute. Mark was a good guy, and will be greatly missed.....but we will see him again in heaven!!

Ofc. Scott Hermel
Snellville Police Dept

July 22, 2007

I am so sorry to hear about Mark being killed in the line of duty. We were freinds in college at Moody Bible Institute. I can't fully express my deep sense of loss. Mark was a good guy. He had a bright future ahead of him. I pray that his family will be comforted by the fact that Mark is with the Lord right now.

Our memories of you will live on, Mark. See you on the other side!

Someone Who Cares (SWC)
College Friend

July 21, 2007

I worked with Mark on the Public Safety Department at Moody Bible Institute. He took his role as a security officer very seriously and I was very saddened to hear of his passing. Our prayers will be with you the family and friends of Mark.

Officer Mike Boynton
Lake Angelus Police Department

July 20, 2007

I worked with Mark many years ago, when he was working himself through college part-time as a security guard on the school campus. I remember him as someone who took his job very seriously, but he also loved to laugh.

I would like to thank Mark and his loved ones for this ultimate sacrifice to the community.

Mike Conklin
Former Co-worker

July 20, 2007

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

It's hard to believe that another Moody Alum has fallen. Sr. Corp. Nix will be missed by all who knew him. Rest assured that God will see this to justice in his time.

Corey Emery
College Friend

July 19, 2007

I never knew Mark, but I was a Cadet in the academy when his tragic death occured. It impacted me greatly, it was a reality to all the training and stories we were hearing. May God bless his family and all that knew him. I will always remember him and the impact he made on me.

Officer Vickery
Frisco Police Department

June 24, 2007

Officer Nix,

I hope your having a good summer in heaven. We still miss you everyday. I still can’t believe it’s been so long since you left.

Have fun.

P.S. Please say hi to Abilene Police Department Officer McCoy. He's a new arrival sadly so please show him the beat in heaven.

Garrett Heller
Parkhill Student

June 7, 2007

Mark,

Goodbye my friend. It was an honor knowing and working with you. Rest in Peace

SSG Robert M Colston
490th Civil Affairs BN

May 23, 2007

May you Rest In Peace, Mark.
Chuck, Brian, Zane, myself and many, many others, too numerous to mention... we miss you. I didn't get to work around you but for a few months, but I know that after we parted way, you made 7906 a shining number. I saluted you at the funeral, and I salute you now. Thanks for all you did. Until we meet again... Adios.

S.J. Lobin, Patrol (Retired)
Q.P.D. (Retired)

May 20, 2007

Rest in peace brother...your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Bomb K9 Officer Staine
LAXPD

May 17, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside, Ca PD

May 13, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrafice while serving and protecting the community. Watch over the rest of us as we work to make this world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

Its been over a month since we lost you and we wish you could be here to see how much everybody is getting ready for summer. We will miss you forever and will never forget you.


Thank you for your sacrifice Office Nix. Thank you


P.S. You have inspired me to join the Dallas Police Explore Post soon rather than any one else’s.

Garrett Heller
Parkhill Junior High Student

May 2, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Senior Corporal Mark Timothy Nix,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Mark. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Senior Corporal Mark Timothy Nix is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

April 27, 2007

I never knew Mark but I am a fellow brother in blue. I was made aware of Marks death thru a good friend and teacher at the school where Mark patrolled. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to his fiancee and family...I am TRULY sorry for your loss. God be with you in this time of need and always. "Blessed Our the Peacekeepers for they will be call CHILDREN OF GOD" Mark YOU ARE A HERO!!!!!!!!LOVE YOU BROTHER!!!

Patrolman Shawn Anderson
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept

April 27, 2007

Rest in peace my Brother. Good Job !!!!!!!!!

Supervisor
N.Y.P.D. School Safety Division

April 25, 2007

I pray that God be with this family that lost such a great person. I pray that God also be with his fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement. May you rest in peace brother.

Officer R.L. Willis
Richland College PD

April 25, 2007

Goodbye Mark, your wit and humor will be missed as much as your drive and love for the job. You gave 110% daily and inspired others to do the same. You are gone but not forgotten Brother.

Mark Rickerman
Dallas Police Department

April 22, 2007

my prayers go out to the fiancee, family and friends of corporal nix. though words are never enough and i can't know exactly how you are feeling, i remember the first few months after my husband's death and i know that, at times, it seems more than you can handle. know that you are being remembered by officers and their families all over the country, and that his service to the dpd and to the citizens of the city of dallas will never be forgotten. you have much to be proud of, and though your lives have been changed forever, you will one day pick up the pieces and continue on just as he would want you to do. :o)

sincerely,
carla h. lyon, widow, asst. chief deputy keith lyon, knoxville, tn., EOW 05.09.06

April 19, 2007

The death of a police officer reverberates throughout the community. In this case, it's the death of a neighbor's nephew, Senior Corporal Mark Timothy Nix, that has reached across the country. We're neighbors of the Colorado Uncle of Mark Nix. We've seen how Mark's death has affected the entire family and it has made us extremely sad as well. There's no way to alleviate the pain of Mark's unnecessary death. But, somehow, it's helpful to know that he was in pursuit of a known murder suspect. Our Colorado thoughts are with the entire Nix family in these times of extreme sorrow. - SW

Steve, Jasmin & Annelise Wagner
Friends of Colorado Uncle

April 19, 2007

No words can ever assuage the grief that follows in the wake of your loss. The greatest testament to your life is that so many people who have been touched by you will always carry your flame within their hearts for the rest of their lives. Thank you for your strength and courage and I pray that it helps sustain all of those who loved you. Peace be with you and the loved ones that you leave behind here in life, you will never be forgotten.

SBPA Kevin L. Nix
U.S. Border Patrol

April 18, 2007

It pains me to see the loss of another brave Dallas police officer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Nix and the Dallas PD.

John & Sarah Gilbert
Friends of Officer Brian Jackson Dallas PD EOW 11/13/05

April 17, 2007

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