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 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

To Mark's Family, Friends and Fellow Officers,
Wishing God's blessings on all of you, especially Andrea, Nicholas, Mark's parents and brother this holiday season. The "firsts" are so hard, but Christmas and the anniversary's are the hardest. May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you all share of Mark. We'll continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Parents of Fellow Officer Melissa Schmidt EOW 8/01/02

Carole & Steve Schmidt
Survivors

December 24, 2007

The highest of distinctions is service to others. -King George VI

Officer Bedard -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Officer Bedard -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas, Mark. It won't be the same without you. We still can't believe you are gone. I hope Andi, Nick and your family can try to enjoy the holidays a little bit.
We will always remember 30203.

Minneapolis PD

December 23, 2007

God Speed brother..... We have the watch now!!!! Sympathy goes out to your family!

Deputy Mackey
El Paso County Sheriff's Office-Colorado

December 7, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Bedard as well as the Minneapolis Park Police Department. May you rest in eternal peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

December 5, 2007

You are a true hero and will never be forgoten. Thank you for everything that you have stood for. My deepest sympothy to your family and friends. May you rest in peace my fellow brother.

Ofc. J Fazio
Port St. Lucie PD, FL

December 1, 2007

To The Loved Ones Left behind I am sorry For Your Great Loss, and to The Department of Minneapolis Park The Loss of a Godd officer. sad deal very sad, these things happen , To his freinds and co workers I am realy sorry for your loss, Police Officer Mark Bedard To protect and To serve and gave It All, A True American Hero, making a Differince in the world And paid The Most a man can pay.
I am a Christain and I ask God To help His Loved ones Freinds & Co Worker , with These Heavy Hearts, Officer Mark Bedard may be Gone from This Place we call eart, But he shall never Be Forgotten, God rest this Mans Soul. God Speed, Be strong Officer Bedared Lives on thru You ! easy just remember him in you heart.

Steven A. Waggoner
none

December 1, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir. My deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved Officer Bedard.

A citizen

November 28, 2007

Rest in Peace Officer Bedard.

Park Ranger Chris Chappell
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks

November 28, 2007

Thank you for your service to your community and our country. My condolences to the family and friends.

Captain Michael Becker
Genesee County Sheriff's Office, Flint Michigan

November 28, 2007

Officer Bedard, you are indeed a Hero to all of us who wear a uniform and carry a badge and gun. Though time heals the hurt, and some may forget, you will always be remembered by your Brother and Sister Officers. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, either. We pray that a loving God will take you tenderly in his arms, and will bless your Family and fellow Officers with comfort and peace.

Chaplain Randy Mansfield
Utah Transit Authority Police Dept.

November 26, 2007

Rest easy bro. You were and are the best partner I could have ever had. Thank you for being there for me when Amy was sick. Thank you for being cool with me when I was just being me. Thank you for the hours of jokes while we patrolled. And thank you for teaching me the compassion which you had for everyone you delt with. You were the stongest and kindest man I have ever known. Every cop can imagine the fear you felt. I don't know many who could have handled it with the courage you had. Everything we spoke about before you went into surgery is done. Nick knows and I will tell him often. We will take care of Andi and Nick, you just keep watch. I will see you later and we will laugh again.

Officer R. Mooney
Partner

November 26, 2007

May God Bless Officer Bedards family and oour brothers and sisters of the Minneapolis Park police department.

And our prayers for our other brother, may god give him courage and strength and guide him through this tough time.

Retired Vince Iello
NYPd

November 24, 2007

Rest easy. We will take it from here. Keep an eye on us. We will meet on the other side one day.

Officer RM Taylor
US DOJ

November 22, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

November 21, 2007

See you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

November 20, 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 20, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your law enforcement family too. Your a hero in all eyes upon you! May you rest in peace.

Police Officer
Pasadena POlice Department

November 19, 2007

To the Bedard Family and the Minneapolis PD

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family and coworkers. It is never easy to loose one of your own. May you find comfort in time. Remember you have a angel w/wings now.
God Bless

PSDII SANDY SANCHEZ
CHP DISPATCHER

November 19, 2007

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Police Office Mark Bedard,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I believe in the ODMP and Police*Link that visionary and Founder Chris Cosgriff created. There is power in the written and spoken word, in prayer, in what is felt in the heart, and in the soul. Every tribute left in honor for a fallen officer, is a candle lit. Every candle lit, lights another.

Every light represents a reflection left by an individual in the form of a tribute which is and always will be, very personal and special to the fallen hero it was left to honor, and to thousands who will read it. Here we are able to come together and build a quilt for our fallen hero. A quilt built from people who share from their hearts in reflections; tributes.

Police Officer Mark Bedard, I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers peace and love beyond all understanding. Aloha.

**May all who read this tribute find comfort in this Hawaiian prayer left in this hero's honor. You will NEVER be forgotten. May God allow you to rest in His eternal peace.**

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Ocean Dreams
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

November 19, 2007

To the Family of Mark Bedard
To the Minneapolis Park Police Department
To ALL of us who lost Mark

May God comfort us all Especially Mark's wife and Family

Mark, we will all miss you

Until We meet again

Fellow Officer
Minnesota

November 18, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Mark Bedard,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Mark Bedard. 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. Police Officer Mark Bedard 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

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 18, 2007

To Andrea, Nicholas and the Bedard Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you at the loss of Mark. We didn't know him but he is a part of our "extended family".

I've tried several times to find the right things to say...but our deepest feelings can't always find their way from hearts to words. Just wanted you to know that you have all been in our thoughts during this difficult time and will be in the days ahead. Besides the support of your family and friends you have one big family in the Minneapolis Police Dept. They were beside us all the way when we lost our daughter and many still stay in contact.

Mark is now walking the heavenly beat, along with Melissa, and will continue watch over you. You'll have him in your hearts forever.

God Bless!

Steve & Carole Schmidt
Parents of MJ Schmidt EOW 8/01/02

November 18, 2007

Thank you for your service. My prayers are with your family and friends. Rest in peace.

HMP Officer James Leary
United States Park Police

November 18, 2007

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