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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

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

Everyday when I cross that river on EB 94, I'll definately think of our commutes...sometimes uncon, sometimes not. WE will definately remember you, brother. Keep an eye on us, if you can.

Geoff Johnson

Officer Geoff Johnson
Minneapolis Park Police Dept.

November 18, 2007

On behalf of the Los Angeles Police Department we wish to express our condolences to the family of Officer Bedard and the Minneapolis Park Police Department. This was a very tragic accident. Officer Bedard died doing what he loved. He is a true hero.

Police Officer Garcia
Los Angeles Police Department

November 18, 2007

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

November 18, 2007

Rest easy brother. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

"It is not how they died that made them hero's, but how they lived".

Maryland State Police

November 18, 2007

I have heard that Mark was a wonderful husband, father and hunter. My husband new Mark and my heart goes out to you and your son. We pray for you often and keep Mark and you both close to our hearts.

MPD Police Officers Wife

November 17, 2007


You would be proud of the outpouring of support during your funeral. Hundreda of Police Officers from all over the state showed up in force, standing in formation despite the cold brisk wind. Citizens were standing at attention with their hands over their hearts as your procession passed by. Your Mounted Patrol horse "Jake" leading your procession at the cemetary as "The Riderless Horse". It was a sight to see.

I am proud to have known you and worked with you. It was my honor to have been one of the Honor Guard's pallbearers, and to carry you to your final resting place. You will be missed my brother, and you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, and farewell.


Officer Jomar Villamor
Minneapolis Police Department

November 17, 2007

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ may you rest in eternal peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross

November 17, 2007

Though I did not know you well, Mark, I appreciate every aspect you brought to the job and your efforts to impart that to the Park Agents. Along with your huge smile came words of encouragement and wisdom. I recall a couple of time I worked with/assisted you; you were genuinely happy not just to have whatever help, but to teach me (and other Agents) while we assisted. Thank you for that. I'll never forget the picture of the Polar Plunge with you leading "Team Matt" through the icy waters of Lake Calhoun.

I wish I had the opportunity to have known you better, but I am thankful for the time I did have. Rest in peace knowing we got your back down here.

Former Minneapolis Park Police Agent

Bill Larson
Minneapolis Emergency Comm Center

November 17, 2007

You will not be forgotten. "Una Stamus" brother.

Sgt. E Bruss
Patrol Supervisor
K-9 / Gang Intel
Santa Fe Police (TX)

Sgt. Eric Bruss
Santa Fe Police (TX)

November 17, 2007



November 16, 2007

There are no words that can express how sorry I am for your family and department's loss. I know that you will always have Mark's spirit in Nicky's smile.

Deputy Luke Caruso

November 16, 2007

My brother in blue, may you rest in peace. My prayers are with your loved ones.

Sherburn/Welcome PD (MN)

November 16, 2007

So tragic! My heart and prayers go out to all involved. Especially his family and fellow officers. May God strengthen and comfort them.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

November 16, 2007

I am also a former Minneapolis Police officer, Rest in Peace brother. My thoughts and prayers to your family and everyone that is close to you.

Deputy Sheriff
Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, MN

November 16, 2007

You have left a great legacy. You may be gone, but are NOT forgotten. My thoughts are prayers are with the officers who were with you, and of course, your wife and son. Rest in peace, we will take care of them for you from here.


November 15, 2007

My deepest condolences go out to the Bedard family and the members of the Minneapolis Park Police. As a former park agent of the Minneapolis Park Police this tragedy hit close to home for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sergeant Eric Jordan
Albuquerque Police Department

November 15, 2007

I am very sorry for your familys loss. I am sure your are missed by coworkers as well. Rest in Peace. Thank you for serving and protecting all of us.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Gang Activity, Meth Researcher
civilian subcontractor

November 15, 2007

Officer Bedard- Rest In Peace My Brother.
My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Officer Bedard. He is a true hero who paid the ultimate sacrifice. To my colleagues at the Minneapolis Park Police I know that you are a tight knit family and will make it through this difficult time and lean on each other for strength.

Officer Andrew Lynes #8798
Glendale Az Police and former Minneapolis Park Police Park Agent

November 15, 2007

Rest in peace Brother, You will not be forgotten. God bless your family.

Detective D. R. Peters
President, Gunslingers LE MC

November 14, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. This is such a tragedy. May God be your comfort.

Amy Becker
Abilene Police Officer's wife

November 14, 2007

In this time of sorrow, I know it is hard to look back at all of the things Office Mark has/may have accomplished, but being a Police Officer is one of the Biggest accomlishments someone one can achive. I know that he must have spent alot of nights on the street and alot of time away from his wife and family, just remember the reason he did all of that is for them and there safety.
So please keep in mind, when you think you are having a difficult time, touch base with the guys he worked with and they will remind you of everything he was and stood for. His wife has lost a friend, husband and father, however she has also gained a bigger family.
May your grief be short and your memories be forever.


November 14, 2007

Officer Mark Bedard,

My partners in the state of Texas appreciate what you did on an everyday basis. You helped keep the community of Minneapolis safe for everyone else to live. It was a horrible tragedy that took your life. I feel horrible for everyone who was involved. When an officer needs help, it is going to come from all directions and it is too bad that this accident occured. I thank you and I wish the MPD and your family the best.

New Braunfels TX PD

November 14, 2007

God's peace and comfort be with you all during this difficult and sorrowful time of loss. "Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before." Psalm 89:21

Cathy C. Carter
Mother of Officer Charles J. Callemyn EOW 2/17/07

cathy callemyn carter

November 14, 2007

A similar incident took place this year in my husband's department. What a tragedy that took this young man. Know that the law enforcement community as a whole embraces you during this painful time, and we wish to support you in the difficult days ahead.

I am praying for you.

Wife of an officer

November 14, 2007

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