Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Mark Lindsey Parker

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, March 19, 2009

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Corrections Officer Mark Lindsey Parker



March 21, 2009

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

March 21, 2009


c/o 2
arizona dept of corrections

March 21, 2009

Mark knew at a very young age he wanted to serve other through a career in law enforcement. He wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and make his own mark. As a teen age Explorer he dedicated countless hours to community service projects and volunteer hours at the Sheriff's department. Mark, I am blessed to have known you and proud of you and your heroic actions when caught in the center of gunfight. Your life has not been easy, you made the best of your recovery and overcame physical limitations without complaint. God Bless you, you are no longer bound to your body. Heavens a safer place.

COS Julia Pierson
U S Secret Service

March 21, 2009

Last night as I lay sleeping, I died or so it seemed
Then I went to heaven, but only in my dreams

Up there St Peter met me, standing at the pearly gates,
He said "I must check you record, please stand here and wait"

He turned and said "Your record is covered in flaws,
On earth I see you rallied for every losing cause."

I see that you drank alcohol and smoked and partied too,
Fact is, you've done everything a good person should never do.

We can't have people like you up here, your life was full of sin,
Then he paused as he read the last of my record, took my hand and said "Come on in."

He led me up to the Big Boss and said, "Take him in and treat him well.
He used to work in prison, so he's done his time in hell"
"A Poem, Author Unknown"

Mitchell D.Springfield C.O. V
Texas Dept.of Criminal Justice

March 21, 2009

The 25th Remembrance Ceremony’s theme was “A man, whose name is always spoke is never forgotten.—anonymous” so I speak the names of Deputy Arnold Wilkerson, Deputy Harry Dalton and Corrections Officer Mark Parker but will not utter the name of the attacker for these brave men should be remembered and honored for their sacrifice but the attacker should remain in oblivion.
God Bless All of the Families touched on Jan 9, 2009.
I had the pleasure to meet the families of Deputy Wilkerson & Deputy Dalton and honor to speak to Correction Officer Parker. All left me with admiration of their sacrifices.
God Rest and keep all of them since he has three great officers in his realm now.

Ret. NYC Detective Gregory Gecewicz
Florida FOP Lodge NY 3100

March 21, 2009

Rest in peace brother. You will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Nahtan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Northumberland, PA

March 21, 2009

My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and Agency. May you sleep easy with God, Mark. We thank you for your Dedicated Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Garland

March 21, 2009

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.


March 21, 2009

Rest in peace....


March 21, 2009

May God be with everyone!!!!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano,Tx

March 21, 2009

Your courage and sacrifice are examples of what makes law enforcement such a noble profession. Rest in peace.

PFC TS Schulz
Fairfax County Police Dept.

March 21, 2009

Off Parker, you'll never be forgotten. May you rest in peace our brother.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic & Escort Unit

March 21, 2009

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L Gulledge
Escambia Co. Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

March 21, 2009

R.I.P. Brother

Cpl Tony Brisinte
Orange County Sheriff, Orlando FL

March 21, 2009

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

March 21, 2009

God bless you and your family.


March 21, 2009

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Corrections Officer Mark Parker as well as to the Orange County Department of Corrections. Rest in peace Officer Parker, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

March 21, 2009

Rest in peace Corrections Officer Parker!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

March 21, 2009

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Officer Parker and may they know you will never be forgotten. Thank you Officer Parker for your dedicated service to the people of Florida and the United States.

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

March 21, 2009

Hi Mark. What does someone say to you for what you did years ago? At 19 years old, you had not thought about yourself, you thought of others and saved them from terror. You put yourself in the line of fire, unarmed and out manned. For that sole act, you sir are the true meaning of the word HERO! Your courage and bravery that day changed your life, your family and friends lives and those that worked with you for such a limited time. Im sure that those that knew you best could see you acting in such a HEROIC mannor. The least I can do is leave you a thought here and wish you the best where ever you are now. Rest in Peace. Now your real journey begins.

Michael Bondi
Former LAPD

March 21, 2009


You are a true example of a "Warrior". You stood up to pure evil that tragic day and protected many innocent civilians. You are an example to behold of bravery and honor. Rest easy, my brother, you will not be forgotten. All my prayers will be with your family. God speed!

Sgt. Mary Huggins
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando, Florida

March 21, 2009

You are a true hero and you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my brother in blue. God Speed.

Police Officer Adam Borkowski
Detroit Police Department

March 20, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Parker as well as the brotherhood at Orange County Department of Corrections. May you rest in eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

March 20, 2009

Mark, God Bless you brother. I knew Mark when we were in the sheriff's explorer program. I will be proud to ride in your honor next year in the Police Unity Tour. The world lost 3 good men as a result of this incident. Rest in peace Mark. I know you are running, jumping, and dancing all over heaven.

SSA Ellen Pierson

March 20, 2009

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.