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

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

Rest now my brother, your watch is over. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and agency. We will continue to train officers that will hopefully live up to your example. Walk proudly on your beat on Heaven's streets and watch over the rest of us continuing the fight.

Lt. James Ellis
GPSTC - Regional Police Academy Tifton

November 12, 2007

Officer Bedard, Your service will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Rest In Peace my brother in blue.

Officer Lee

November 12, 2007

Rest in peace brother.......we'll take it from here.

Deputy S. Mackey
El Paso County Sheriff's Office-Colorado

November 11, 2007

Dear Bedard Family:

I met Mark in the late 90s when I worked as a park agent. I remember his smile to this day. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Former co-worker
Former Park Police Agent

November 11, 2007

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

November 11, 2007

My heart sank when I read about this. It reminds me of
how Amy Donovan died in the same manner on Oct. 31
three years ago. I pray for God's grace to be with the other officer involved and for his great need to be forgiven. As you know, accidents happen and to lose
one of your own is the greatest tragedy of all. Our hearts go out to the families who have to come to grips
with losing Mark. Judging from his picture, he is someone special and unforgettable. May Jesus'
healing hand be upon you as people all over the U.S.
lift you up to the Almighty One.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

November 11, 2007

Im very sorry for your loss.God bless all at this most difficult time.


November 11, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Bedard and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer Bedard has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Bedard, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Bedard is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Special Agent
FBI New York City

November 11, 2007

Many prayers to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Bedard.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."

Officer Farrell
Saint Paul PD
Former Minneapolis Park Police Agent

Officer Farrell
Saint Paul Police Department

November 11, 2007


Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

November 11, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Officer Bedard, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD Officer

November 11, 2007

Rest In Peace Officer Bedard.
May your family, friends and coworkers be comforted in the knowledge that you probable left this earth doing what you enjoyed most. Thanks for giving it your all and look after us brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

Jeff Lindau, Sergeant
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office - Texas

November 11, 2007

You are a hero, rest in peace.


November 11, 2007

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept,NY

November 11, 2007

Rest in peace. Gone, but never forgotten. You died a hero.

Patrol Officer

November 11, 2007


I never had the privilege of getting to meet you but I have worked with a few people that knew you. Through their stories and the stories that I have seen in the media I can tell that you were a great husband, father, friend, and police officer. I only hope that we can reach the bar that you have set, as you have set it so high. My prayers are with you, your family, friends, and family at the Minneapolis Park Police Department, as well as the other officers involved in your accident. I know that you are looking over them and supporting them. Good speed Officer Bedard. You will be missed.

B. Haapoja
WPD Reserve

November 11, 2007

Police Officer Mark Bedard, you have given the ultimate sacrifice. No person could have given more. Rest in peace brother...we've got it from here.

Det. Michael J. Saxe NYPD (Retired-Disabled)

Det.Michael J. Saxe(Retired-Disabled)

November 11, 2007

Thanks for your service Officer Bedard. Go rest in peace brother.


November 11, 2007

On behalf of the entire Metro Transit Police Dept., I would like to express our deepest sympathies to Mark’s wife, child and the rest of his family. Many of our officers knew Mark and worked with him. He will be truly missed by officers and family alike. The family of law enforcement lost a valuable brother. Rest in peace Mark, God speed.

Officer G. Wyatt
Metro Transit Police Dept. (MN)

November 11, 2007

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

November 11, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Bedard and may God be with your family.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

November 11, 2007

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

November 11, 2007

The Lord's peace to ALL those who must go on in this life without Officer Bedard's presence and backup. This is a painful and difficult time, but you will come through it. You will pass through this valley. You will always love Mark and can continue to love him by remembering how he lived. Mark's love stays here with you in your memories of him.

Honoring Officer Mark Bedard and his service, and lifting those who loved him up in prayer.

A grateful citizen,

Laurie G

November 11, 2007

These are the hardest times being a cop, when a fellow officer dies in the line of duty. Mark you missed.

D. Misgen

November 11, 2007

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