Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Mark Joseph Renninger

Lakewood Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, November 29, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Mark Joseph Renninger

On behalf of the Florida Highway Patrol, our prayers are with you and your family. May you Rest in Peace Friend.

Corporal Dennis K. Roberts, Jr.
Florida Highway Patrol

December 9, 2009

Four very brave and courageous officers have given their lives for their community. They are true heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. I hope the community will show its outrage, as well as appreciation for the sacrifice they made. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and brother/sister officers of Officers Griswold, Richards, Owens and Renninger. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you and your family. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

December 9, 2009

You and your family are in my thoughts and will be for a long, long time. I am originally from the Lehigh Valley area as well.


December 9, 2009


Officer Jason Lennig
Gwinnett County Police

December 8, 2009

Thank you for your service, you will be missed. I know your with our heavenly father now, no more sadness, no more pain or hunger. Untill we see you again.


December 8, 2009

Our family would like to send our deepest sympathies to the family of Officer Renninger. Please know that your loved one will not be forgotten , he is a hero. We pray that God is with you at these time of deep loss!!
The Queen family
Arlington, WA.

Linda Queen
Citizen of state of WA.

December 8, 2009

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


December 7, 2009

Dear Sgt. Renninger, your daughters, your son, your wife and family,
Although words can not begin to ease the sorrow of your loss....please know that you are all in the prayers of so many of us that care for you and your family left behind. "...Thy merciful kindness be my comfort..." Psalm 119:76
We are praying for her and your family. God bless. We are all heartbroken with you. We crossed paths when you were still with Tukwilla and I was still an officer at the KC jail. We will never forget!

Ret. Police & Corrections Officer
Wife of KCSO deputy

December 7, 2009

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

December 7, 2009

I still can't believe you are gone. My heart and prayers go out to your family and especially to your son and daughters. I pray they find peace in the knowledge of how loved you were by your friends and co-workers. I pray that you are at peace and know that LPD will embrace your loved ones as their own.

Laurie Lowery
former co-worker

December 7, 2009

To the family, friends and colleagues of Sgt. Mark Renninger, Ofc. Tina Griswold, Ofc. Ronald Owens & Ofc. Greg Richards. From all of us at the Hudson Police Department, we offer our sincere condolences for this tremendous loss and gratitude for your heroic service. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may you all move forward with courage.

Sergeant Richard P. DiPersio
Hudson Massachusetts Police Department

December 7, 2009

God bless you. Thank you for your service. My prayers will always be with your family, friends and fellow officers.

Deputy Ryan Yeaton
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, GA

December 7, 2009

To Mark's family, friends, and coworkers at the Lakewood Police Department....I never had the priviledge of knowing Sergeant Renninger, but I wanted to express my sincere condolences for your loss. Reflections left here can never ease the pain of such a tragic loss, but I hope that as you read the sheer number of reflections left from across this nation and beyond, you can take comfort in knowing that Mark will never be forgotten and he will always be remembered as an honored member of his extended family PUBLIC LAW ENFORCEMENT
GOD Bless & GOD Speed

CPL Keith VanValkenburgh
Dearborn Heights PD (MI)

December 7, 2009

The entire Lehigh Valley is mourning the loss of such a wonderful friend, brother/son/uncle, classmate, teammate, neighbor, etc... You have touched so many lives and will always be remembered for your passion and dedication to your beliefs. Whether it was on the football field, in the classroom, at home or just hanging out with friends- you always made people laugh and smile. You will NEVER be forgotten, Mark. Thank you for your dedication to "serve and protect"- rest in peace Sergeant Renninger!

Rhonda Geiselman

December 6, 2009


My heart stopped when I found out that you, Tina, Ronnie and Greg were no longer with us. Ten-years-ago when I met you at DT school you and Crommes were still working for Tukwila PD but we instantly became friends and the three of us spent those two weeks together beating up on one another and cracking jokes. Remember what I told Tukwila PD where I hoped to be in five years during my oral board? I think we laughed about my answer at least a dozen times. I also remember when the Team went to New Mexico for Training and how we roomed together in the "Meth invested Motel" and how your snoring kept me up ALL NIGHT.

Things at the PD will never be the same... I will miss you bagging on my beloved Wolverines and Steelers and your love for PENN STATE and Nascar. I will also miss seeing you sitting in the turnout room stiring the pot just to get someone fired so you have something to watch with that cheesy smurk of yours.

It tears me up to think about our last call together and how we cleared the call and you spent the extra few minutes before going home roadsiding with me so we could talk about work our families and the team. Even when I left the team you still kept me in the loop and I greatly appreciated that. You also made me feel like I was an important friend and I hope that you know how much you mean to me. I was serious when I told you, you were my mentor. I am honored to have had you a part of me life.

I will never forget you brother I love you...

Officer D Tenney #LK155
Lakewood PD, Washington State

D Tenney
Lakewood Police Department

December 6, 2009

Rest in peace guys(That P.O.S. got his) its sad these things happen.

SGT Ron Buchholz

December 6, 2009

I shall never forget you or the lessons you taught me Mark…train with passion, fight with courage, and live with honor.

POSPD, former Valley SRT member

December 6, 2009

Rest in Peace Sgt. Renninger

Chris Fuhrman
Sumas Police

December 5, 2009

A Hero Is...
One Who Never Hesitates To Tackle The Most Difficult Problems..
One Who Is Always By Your Side..
One Who Knows Right From Wrong..
One Who Acts With Pride..
A Hero Touches Every One Of Us,
Whether It Be Word Or Deed..
Always Tending To Those Who Find Themselves In Need..
When A Hero Leaves This Earth, Yes, It's Sad, But True..

All Too Many Times, The Hero Is Dressed In Blue.

West Terre Haute

December 5, 2009

Sergeant Mark Renniger YOU are a TRUE HERO and HEROS LIVE FOREVER.

My daughter is Kara Kelly-Borgognone, #727, Nevada Highway Patrol, EOW 2/25/08.

I know Kara welcomed Sgt. Mark Renniger into the most special place in Heaven for those who've made the Ultimate Sacrifice and with open arms told him...."Welcome Home are with THE HEROS.

To the family of Mark Renniger know we are keeping you in our hearts and prayers and will NEVER FORGET. We will be there to support you and also the fellow Officers of the Lakewood Police Department. We wish you Peace and Comfort in the most difficult time.

Kevin Kelly, Civilian

December 5, 2009

On behalf of the New York State Police, our prayers are with you and your family. May you Rest in Peace.

New York State Police

December 5, 2009

You will never be forgotten! God Speed!

Dan & Christi Bill
Phoenix Police Department

December 5, 2009

In Shades of Valor

Suspended beneath a neck ribbon,
For courage where danger pervades
Is the award the Medal of Valor
The cost like none paid.

From a mold that was chastened with fire
And forged with bottles and stone
Then spat upon and rubbed in the dirt
Comes a luster none other has shown.

Once cast and ready for purchase
The value to be assessed
Comes the question of price one man must pay
For the privilege of wearing this crest.

The cost won’t be paid in money
It’s worth more than silver and gold
There is no reserve, no cache large enough
To repay the cost of the mold.

But the price will be paid with bravery,
And in crimson blood that’s shed
And the ultimate price, self-sacrifice
We’ll know as we honor our dead.

Chuck Poer, Deputy Sheriff, Lake County Oregon

Lt. Cary Murphy
Federal Way Police, WA

December 5, 2009

To The Family of all the officers, The LakeWood Police Department,other relatives and friends may God continue to keep and give you strength during this difficult time.Have solace knowing these 4 officers are at peace with God.They did not die in vain.Their legacy will continue to go on in everyone they touched.
They all have been welcomed into the kingdom with God and are walking a new beat.I pray that they continue to watch over all of us in blue as we walk that same beat here on earth.They all are heros.
That coward that ended their lives,he will be dealt with on judgement day.
Take you Rest Officers.We all loved you, but God loved you Best.

Deputy Regina Trinity
Lafayette Parish Sheriff Dept-Lafayette,La.

December 5, 2009

Our prayers and sympathy to the families and fellow officers.
Rest in peace Sarge, you will not be forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 5, 2009

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