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Deputy Sheriff John Mark Bernard

Grant County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, January 3, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Mark Bernard

Deputy Sheriff Bernard,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Grant County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 3, 2020

Remembering you today, Pal. You are truly missed and will always be remembered.

Chief Deputy TD Canfield
Grant County SO

January 3, 2020

“MACC Dispatch this is Melissa”
GT46 : “what the hell”
The beginning of every phone call at work to dispatch.
Miss talking to him. And I still thank him every day for always being there to talk to. He was like a work dad.
Sure miss you man

CTO/Lead Dispatcher-Melissa
MACC Dispatch

January 1, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 30, 2018

I rode for you in the Hero's bike ride in Montgomery County, TX today. May God bless you and your family.


October 14, 2017

Hey Pal, can't believe it's been six years. Staring at your pic in the booking area right now.. Sure do miss you popping in to visit. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt. G. Knutson
Grant County Sheriff's Office

January 3, 2016

John, today is a day I will never forget, I still can't thank you enough for your support to our family in 2003. I am honored to have been able to pay that support forward to your family. Remembering you today.

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/2003

January 3, 2016

John and family. I want all to know that John rides in my front passengers seat every time I go to work. I never want to forget you, as you and your family will never be forgotten! I have a picture of you that sits in my passengers seat. You will always live on in my heart John Bernard!

Sergeant D Gregg
Grant County Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2015

We're sneaking up on 4 years now my friend and recent events have me thinking of you like it was only yesterday that we lost you. Your name and the character of the man you are continue to be a topic of conversation at the Grant County Sheriff's Office. In these discussions two things remain evident; you are greatly missed and you were and are an example to us all through your patience and compassion for people. My thoughts and prayers remain with your family John.

Dave Ponozzo, Undersheriff
Grant County Sheriff's Office

December 21, 2013

It's been three years John. You are still remembered by all of us and we wish you well. Hopefully we will see each other again when the time comes for us as well.

I am and will always will be glad to have known you. We will always miss you, but we are certain you are in a better place.

Darren Smith
Grant County Sheriff's Office (Retired)

January 3, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

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

January 3, 2012

I can't believe its been two years. I still remember our last conversation the night before you passed. I think of you every time I look at my wrist. You were truly an example to emulate. We miss you out here. I hope to speak to you again someday. I am a better Man fir having known you Rest in peace pal.


January 3, 2012

To the Family and Friends of Deputy Sheriff John Bernard,

I have been given the honor of riding for Deputy Bernard during the Police Unity Tour this year in May. The Police Unity Tour will be arriving at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on May 12th at approximately 1500. My condolences go out to the family and friends and I only hope that I will represent him in the fashion that he deserves. I'm looking forward to meeting Deputy Bernard's friends and family in Washington D.C.

Training Coordinator
Sergeant Barbara J. Weber
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Sergeant Barbara J. Weber
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Honor Guard Jacksonville Florida

March 30, 2011



January 3, 2011

To Deputy John Bernard, his family and his fellow officers with the Grant County Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

January 3, 2011

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. God we just thank you for the service Deputy Sheriff John Bernard provided to the citizens of Grant County during his tour of duty. We ask that you continue to comfort his family and friends that miss him dearly. As a fellow officer, I thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Cpl. Williams
Prince Georges County Police Department

December 18, 2010

I shed tears for u and ur fam. In memorie of u an hour of community service


November 5, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time 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 Deputy Bernard, especially to his wife. 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. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for John, 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 John's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that John's life was about so much more than the way he died. John will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Bernard, 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 seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 25, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, may they find peace and comfort in this most difficult time. Thank you for your dedication and service may you forever rest in peace.

Lauren W.
Wife of a DeSoto County Officer

June 2, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, may they find peace and comfort in this most difficult time. Thank you for your dedication and service may you forever rest in peace.

Lauren W.
Wife of a DeSoto

June 2, 2010

John, remebering you this week as well. Even though your sacrifice wont be honored till next year, I am still remembering you this year. I cant thank you enough for your support in 2003, it was muchly appreciated.


Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/03

May 15, 2010

John, you will forever be missed and never forgotten!

May you rest in peace.

Tami and Family, I am really sorry for your loss!


May 11, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to the family and fellow officers of this brave hero. My husband is a former officer from Alaska and we were deeply saddened by the loss.

Mary Bears

April 29, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff John Bernard,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff John Bernanrd. 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. Deputy Sheriff John Bernard is a hero.


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

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March 27, 2010

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