Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Mark Bedard

Minneapolis Park Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, November 9, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Mark Bedard

I rode a horse today. First time in 12 years. I used to work with Mark in the Mounted Unit at the Park Police.
Even though we had our differences we were still Brothers in Blue.
May you rest in Pease Brother.


SPM. #30223

Rey. Officer Steve Manhood
Minneapolis Park Police

January 8, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Bedard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 10, 2019

Mark, I’m sure you heard me tonight telling my neighbor about you. How you were there for me on that domestic off of GVR. How you were there after the explosion off West Broadway, taking peremeter, not needing to do so as your shift was over. I miss you. I’m sorry I couldn’t do more other then yell to the Fire Fighters to hurry, it’s a cop. I’m so sorry I couldn’t do more. My neighbor has your keychain we made for your son. I look forward to a handshake and a smile some day. I’ll see you then.

Sgt. Frank Ellering (Ret)
Minneapolis Police

June 9, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 9, 2017

I was the Minneapolis Police Officer that initiated the vehicle chase, and when the suspect crashed his vehicle and fled on foot I left my squad and chased him on foot. One of the most important obligations any police office has is to come to the aide of an officer in peril, and in fulfilling that obligation Mark followed me in the foot pursuit when he was tragically struck by another vehicle. My thanks to you for fulfilling that obligation, and my condolences to all who knew and loved you.

Retired Officer Dahlquist
Involved Officer

April 5, 2016

RIP on the 8th anniversary of losing you.

A brother in light blue

November 9, 2015

My daughter had the pleasure of playing softball last summer and again this summer with Marks daughter. I had the pleasure of assisting coach the girls. She is a wonderful person with bright eyes, great smile and sweet personality. Mark would be proud.

Sergeant Kyle Larson (Retired)
Maple Grove Police

July 28, 2015

Miss you Mark.........
See you again someday.

Officer Ron Reier (Retired)
Minneapolis Park Police

December 14, 2013

I spent the last week with your son at COPS camp in Wisconsin as his mentor. You should be proud he is a nice young man. Your wife is doing a good job with him.

Deputy William G. Theep
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2012

Nicholas and I will be remembering you and your fellow officers who died in the line of duty at the MN Blue Light Ceremony on 5/15. Life goes on, yet we still miss you everyday!

Andrea Mathieu
survivor

May 14, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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 solace for all those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 9, 2009

To Officer Mark Bedard, his family and his fellow officers with the Minneapolis Park Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Bedard’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Bedard and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Memebrs and Staff

November 9, 2009

Just thinking of you today, Mark.

Lynn
Minneapolis PD

October 9, 2009

Thinking of you today and knowing you and Butch are watching out for us.
We miss you tons on cousin night!!

Bridget
cousin

May 15, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this first anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

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

November 10, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to Mark's Family and friends....It was an extremly sad day November 9th for Minnesota!!! Rest in Peace Sir!

Trp. Tjon
Minnesota State Patrol

August 28, 2008

Each day, when I get ready for work, I look at a photo that was taken when we were Park Patrol Agents which is hanging in my uniform/work closet. I have fond memories of those times, as well as riding the lakes on Jake & Rio as Officers.
Take care...we all miss you....Steve #30223

Steve Manhood
MPD: prior Mpls Park PD

July 14, 2008

Mark/Bedard Family,
Rest in Peace brother. There is no doubt that you served, and that you sacrificed. You will not be forgotten and we will see you on the other side. Keep smiling Mark. That smile warms our hearts every day. Your family has our full support.

Sgt. Steve Wickelgren
MPD PAP

June 13, 2008

Bedard Family,

I am very sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to meet Mark through a mutual partner (B. Jones). Mark was one of the nicest people I have ever met in my law enforcement career. He will be greatly missed.

Investigator Chad Nagorski
Duluth Police Department

June 9, 2008

Mark,

You didnt know me, however, I had the distinct honor in meeting your son Nicholas during National Police Week 2008. Nick was extremely impressed with the Motors and when your family approached me that is when I met your adorable son. So young, but yet so in-tuned was he as I sat there and spoke with him and gave him my department's Motor Unit pin. Your family explained to me that tragic day in November and they told Nick I was daddy's friend now.

So as your friend, I say rest in peace and know that you and your family, and Lil Nick will always have a special place in my heart.

Bedard Family, God Bless You

Sgt. Delton Goodrum
Alexandria, VA Police Dept. (Motors)

May 16, 2008

I am a Sergeant from a small town in NJ. In less than three weeks I will be riding my bicycle from NJ to Washington DC for the NJ leg of the Police Unity Tour in honor of your sacrifice to this profession. We are all brothers in arms and it is difficult to hear of your loss. I wish the best for your family as they will need much support to get through these difficult times. I have been in touch with Sgt Doll and look forward to meeting him in Washington. If the timing is right I may be able to introduce myself to your family and pay my respects in person. My sincere condolences to your family. My sincere gratitude to your service. It is my honor to ride on your behalf.

Sergeant John Hurd
Chester Township Police Department

April 21, 2008

Hey Markie Mark,
We have the Minneapolis Special Olympics Polar Plunge coming up this Saturday. They have your mug plastered all over---only cuz its such a funny shot from last year:) Mike jumped this past weekend in the South Metro plunge with me, Becca and Kari. I think we have him hooked as he said hes doing it again next year!
There are a bunch of people coming out to DC this year to honor you and all the other officers. Its going to be a tough week for all of us, especially your family and close friends but there is alot of support there for everyone.
Just been thinkin' bout you and miss you.
Lynn

Officer Lynn Cronquist
Minneapolis PD

February 25, 2008

Rest in peace Officer Bedard. May God bless your family, friends, and fellow Officers.

Deputy J. Young
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

January 19, 2008

May you rest in peace. Our prayers are with you're family and co-workers.

Deputy Todd Siemonsma
Pipestone County Sheriff's Office - MN

January 10, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Bedard. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Mark, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Mark's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Mark's life was about so much more than the way he died. Mark will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Bedard, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

January 1, 2008

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