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

Officer Bedard,

Thank you for your service. I pray for your wife, young child, family, and many friends. I also pray for your many other brothers and sisters from your agency. You will be missed by everyone. Thank you again, and heaven has gained yet another hero. Please say hello to my friend Ofc. Bob Kozminski #089 EOW 7-8-07.

Officer
Grand Rapids, Michigan

November 12, 2007

Rest in Peace. Godspeed. You will never be forgotten and you made an unbelievable difference in this world. I guess God needs you on the roof.

November 12, 2007

Officer Bedard, thank you for your service. My prayers go out to your agency and to your family. God Bless you all.

Detective III
LAPD

November 12, 2007

Rest easy BLUE ANGEL.

Officer Andrew Dixon
Centennial Lakes PD MN

November 12, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Bedard. May God bless your family, friends, and co-workers during their time of grief.

Lieutenant
Genesee County, Michigan

November 12, 2007

The news of Mark's accident saddened me beyond words. The loss of an officer anywhere is always trajic, but I especially hate it when it happens close to home. To the Bedard family please know that there are many fellow officers here in Minnesota who work tirelessly to ensure that Mark will always be remembered as a hero and inspriation for us all. I am so very sorry for your family's loss.

SA Lynn Gannon
DOI/OIG

November 12, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir...................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

November 12, 2007

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and fellow officers.
Rest in peace Sir you will not be forgotten
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

November 12, 2007

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 12, 2007

The Forest Lake Police Department wishes to express our sincerest condolences to the Bedard family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, as are our brother and sister officers with the Minneapolis Police and Park Police departments.

Forest Lake Police Officers
Forest Lake Police Department, MN

November 12, 2007

God bless you Officer Bedard. You are a true hero, and you will NOT be forgotten. Heaven now has another blue angel.

To his family, friends, and co-workers, please keep Mark alive with the many wonderful memories that you have made with him. You are all in our prayers daily.

God Bless

LEO Wife
NJ

November 12, 2007

Rest in peace brother.

1773P
CSPD

November 12, 2007

God Bless You, Mark, for your service to the Minneapolis PD. And God be with your family as they face life without you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sue Mulder
Mother of a Woodbury Police Officer

November 12, 2007

Godspeed Brother...Go in peace

Det. R. Murphy

November 12, 2007

"IT IS NOT HOW HE DIED, BUT HOW HE LIVED, THAT MAKES HIM A HERO" May God bless your family and friends. May God bless the other officer involved in this terrible tragedy, as well. I pray that God will help him find some peace in his heart and help him carry this terrible burden. THANK YOU, Officer Bedard, for keeping US safe. GODSPEED.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

November 12, 2007

My sincere condolences to your family and fellow officers. May you Rest in Peace and may God's loving hands console your young family. Thank you, Sir for your service.

Karen Perrucci
Sister of Ofc. Gary D. Pagano EOW 9/14/1982

November 12, 2007

Rest in peace Brother Mark, you are a true HERO AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SERVICE AND COURAGE.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs Okla. Police Dept.

November 12, 2007

May you rest in Peace Officer Bedard and God be with your family.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

November 12, 2007

Officer Bedard thank you for your years of service to your fellowman. God bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J. L. Green
S.C. State Constables

November 12, 2007

Officer Bedard,
Thank you for making this a better place to live. Your tour is now over, may you rest in peace brother. The family needs to remember that daddy is just a prayer away.

Sgt. Walter Hughes, Retired
MNPD - Nashville, Tennessee

November 12, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, and all of your law enforcement partners in Minneapolis. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Brother.

T Pitzl
Roseville Police Dept

November 12, 2007

To Marks family, friends, and extended family
I did not know Mark but I can imagine what you are all dealing with at this sad time. The circumstances of his death are also very sad and my heart goes out to those officers as well. My father used to say, only the good die young. Remember the good times - they overshadow everything else. God bless you all.

Dispatcher
Minnesota State Patrol

November 12, 2007

Mark, you passed while responding to the gunfire, danger, and calls for help. You did what any of us would do, and you exemplified what it means to be a cop. You will receive a hero's funeral, but that will not fill the void both your family and department will endure for many years to come. God bless you and your family Officer Bedard.

Patrolman
Mounds View PD

November 12, 2007

REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER IN BLUE.

OFFICER W. CULPEPPER
CHASE CITY VA.

November 12, 2007

There are no words that will suffice. No words that are adequate. I just want the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Mark Bedard to know there are folks all across this country that will lift you up in prayer before the Almighty.
May you each experience the eternal love and endless blessings of our Lord and Savior in the coming days.

Special Ranger Doug Hutchison
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

November 12, 2007

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