Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Mark A. Beck

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, February 25, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Mark A. Beck

Rest In Peace on this your 12 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

February 25, 2020

I miss you. And I love you. Now more than ever. If only I could have one more day.

Michelle Lees Beck

December 3, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

February 25, 2018

10 years in a blink. You’re remembered and missed.

Lt. William Clarida

February 25, 2018

Miss you

Lt. Bobby Glaser (Retired)
Mark's Lieutenant @ BRPD / Friend

February 25, 2017

I am a librarian in Gloucester, Virginia, and I am doing a school-wide project on the importance of appreciating our community helpers. The members of the Police Unity Tour will be riding by our school on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. When they get here, we are going to greet them with our own wall of appreciation and honor.

One of our 650 students will be learning about the ultimate sacrifice you made serving the citizens of Baton Rouge. That student will learn all they can about you through research conducted in the library. While we don't know you personally, we can promise you will NEVER be forgotten! In the words of one of my students, "It is important to show appreciation and honor to other members of our community because they choose to help the community and they choose to help us."

Thank you, Officer Beck, for choosing this noble profession. Your sacrifice was not in vain, and you will forever live on in the memory of others.

Shannon Kerr, Librarian and LEO Wife
Page Middle School, Gloucester, Virginia

February 25, 2016

Uncle Mark,

I think of you often. Asking myself 'why?' Wishing I knew the answer. Knowing that I never will. I still remember finding out. Daddy was just heartbroken. Aunt Michelle is his sister, so he felt for her, I'm sure. But he also felt for you and Austin and Bronson. I clearly remember him saying that he hoped you knew how thankful he was that you took care and provided for his daughter, Danae, as you did. I miss you Mark. It still hurts. I wish I would have told you how much I looked up to you. I know that you know now, but its not the same as it would have been if I could have told you in person. After you passed, I'd often tell people "I want to be just like Mark!" Yep, I went through my phase of wanting to be a police officer. That phase started when you passed up until my junior year of high school. 2 months ago I graduated. I'm not really too sure what I want to do. Daddy thinks I should do something with art. I love to paint, but that's not what I want to spend my life doing. So, I'm stuck. But I know that I'll figure something out.

Continue to watch over Aunt Michelle. I know how much you loved her, and how much you still love her from afar.

Thinking of you ALWAYS,


July 15, 2013

Thinking the many people touched by your love and friendship. I can not believe four years have passed and still remains so vivid. I pray for peace and comfort to those who love and cherish you. You are are still a HERO!

Michelle Courtney
East Baton Rouge Parish - EMS

February 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th 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 remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion and memories in their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2012

Thanks for your 12 years of services, Mark.


February 24, 2012


I wanted to send a message. We were talking about some of the crazy things that we did when you were driving a blue and white. Thinking about when you pulled me over on the golf cart and the time you ran warrants on me and the dispatcher actually tried to find some on me. HaHa... We are 25 days from election day and it will be a changing of the guard. Willie is retiring and hopefully Jason will be the next Sheriff. I know its crazy how time has passed. Wish you could be here to show some people you report writing skills. The computer does not print as good as you wrote. Anyway we miss you and will never forget you brother. You will always be LP!

Patrick Bedwell
Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

Deputy Patrick Bedwell
Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

September 27, 2011

It is so hard to believe that three years has passed. So many things I'd like to share with you...and I do. I still miss you and think of you and of course, I still love you. You weren't only my husband but, you were my beat friend. I'm still so grateful to have had you in my life. Please always keep your watch, Mark.
Big Bunches...

Michelle Lees Cowan
Mark's Widow

February 27, 2011

Thinking of you today my friend. We all sure do miss you. RIP and give my brother a hug for me!

Love ya

Mary Katherine Moore
Sister of Cpl. Chris Metternich, BRPD, EOW 8/14/2006

February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mark. Hard to believe that the time has passed so quickly. Some days it seems that time has moved slowly and others, so quickly. You would be 36 today and I miss you more than ever. Everyone does. You are still the topic of many conversations and we all enjoy the wonderful memories you left. I still look forward to the day we meet again. Happy birthday and I love you big bunches.

Michelle Lees Beck

August 7, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know you will never be forgotten.

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

March 2, 2010

Remembering you, my brother, and the times we spent working together and hanging out. You will forver be missed.

Su Amigo Siempre,
Matt Cosper
Former squad memeber BRPD

Trooper Matt Cosper
Texas Highway Patrol/formerly BRPD

February 27, 2010

I cannot believe it has been 2 years. How time flies. Well Im sure you know but Kerry graduated in the 76th academy in January. Im sure you looked down and laughed at him everyday (especially when he had to run) but I know you were with him. As the saying goes "He wants to be like Mark Beck". He loves you very much and thinks about you everyday. You were truly his very best friend. THis has been a huge journey for him with lots of up and down emotions, like the first time they ran to the memorial and he saw your name and broke down on the spot and the time in class when your picture popped up on the overhead to his suprise. He would give anything to have you back. You will NEVER be forgotten. Please watch over him and protect him as I know you will. Thank you for being such a wonderful person and friend.
We love you,

Ashley Hidalgo

February 26, 2010

Here it is, 2 years later, and it only seems like yesterday that we were in the Academy, having fun and trying to stay out of trouble. I know I say that alot, but time does get away from us.
I went to visit you today and I talked to you until I cried, which wasn't long, but still... I can only imagine what the passerbys on the highway were thinking, but I don't really care.
The wind chimes that hang by your site were blowing like crazy, which was crazy because nothing else was moving. I guess we can all have an opinion of why, but I would rather believe that I know why.
I don't need to keep telling you that we all miss you, you know that we do, but it helps some of us to tell you that.
I talk to Michelle just about everyday, sometimes more than that... She truly is an awesome and special person... A little crazy, but that makes two of us. Somehow we formed a good friendship and I can only believe that you had a hand in that.
DD is my Sgt. now, he likes to use phrases that you would use, and I can only laugh, he tries.
I really do miss you, Terry and Pat, take care of each other till we are all together again.

Ofc. J. Fullwood
65th Academy classmate/BRPD

February 26, 2010

Your unit remembers you on this day. We miss you and think of you often...continue to watch over us !


February 25, 2010

Hard to believe two years have passed. The emotions felt on the day we lost you are still fresh in my mind. Its a beautiful day to celebrate the life you lived....We plan to do just that!

Jill Higginbotham

February 25, 2010

To Officer Mark A. Beck, his family and his fellow officers with the Baton Rouge City Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

February 25, 2010

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEOs

February 22, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me that within weeks of a major milestone, all the emotions tend to flood in. It doesn't even happen consciously. The feelings well up and then...bam...I realize it's February and we all know what that means. Here we are closing in on the second anniversary of you being called home. I am amazed at the number of people it affects and I'm proud to know that so many remember and still grieve with us. Mark Beck, you are a legend. Proudly guard those gates and give love to Terry, Pat and Chris. Love you Big Bunches.

Michelle Lees Beck

February 11, 2010

Hello Dear Twin,

Well now you have added to your team Philos (Glaser's K-9), Trooper Dalton, and Officer Celestain. You always did want the best and to work with the best. I can see your cotinuously putting a team together to "walk the beat on heaven's streets" even though your work is done down here. I knew you would want to continue on with the action up there for I'm not surprised. You were always the action seeker from our childhood years to your professional life and you were the best -- just look at the number of family, friends, and co-workers that remember you and your legacy lives on. As you know the saying that continues to flow thru our minds and the BRPD department "I wanna be like Mark Beck". You were well known for it seems I'm continuously meeting someone whom knew you and highly respected you and I hold my head high with respect acknowledging proudly that I'm YOUR TWIN SISTER and you were and still are MY TWIN BROTHER.

It's hard to believe that it will be two years in February that you were called home. Each day I still feel lost without you and not knowing sometimes how to continue. I never pictured I would continue on thru life without you nor did I picture it would be this hard. The saying is true that you read about from other tiwns - "I feel lost like 1/2 of me is gone and don't know where or how to continue on by myself from here". I know everything is in God's hands and everything happens for a reason it just seems very hard sometimes to deal with. I try my best to continue on with dad's famous saying "keep your chin up and think positive" and that everything happens for a reason for we might not know why right now, but eventually we will find the answer and I also tell myself that in regards to your accident and that the answer will come one day even if it is when I get to see you and dad again on the other side.

I love you dearly my twin and please tell dad "hello" for me!!

Your twin,
Marcia Leigh

Marcia Beck
Twin Sister to CPL K-9 Mark Beck

January 14, 2010

I was just thinking of you. It is almost 2010 and I can hardly believe it. Where does the time go? You are not forgotten, Mark. You are missed every day, by me and by many many others. You were and still are a very loved man.

Michelle Beck

December 31, 2009

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