Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Mark Edward Toney

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Reflections for Trooper Mark Edward Toney

Missed dearly :-(

JLF
friend

August 22, 2019

Walk well, my Brother.
(Inuit Prayer)

Donnie Bowerman
Retired LEO
CMSUPD, IPD, KCPD, JCSD, DEA

March 15, 2019

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 18, 2018

It's been three years, six months, and 15 days since your tragic death. Your 24 years of dedication to protecting the citizens of Iowa sill do not go unnoticed. Your life of integrity protecting and serving remain greatly appreciated. Today our mission continues, but today will be a day that I reflect on your love and passion to Darin and Adam, Today is a good day for the boys. It took 1292 days, but today is finally a good day for me. God Speed Brother!

Mark Ludwick, Special Agent
Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation

April 3, 2015

3 needless deaths in 2 days. Makes me miss you. I knw you are at heavens gate greeting ur brothers and welcoming them with open arms. Dont forget how much you are missed here!

JLF

December 21, 2014

Rest in Peace, Trooper Toney. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

Thank you for your dedicated service to others. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You have not geen forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 20, 2013

RIP Troop. Thanks for your service. God bless your family.

Deputy Mark Shepherd
Dallas County Sheriff's Office

September 13, 2012

It hurts to see your badge on Troopers cars, but it so nice to see it when I do. You are still missed dearly. Your family picked out a gravestone for you. I know it will be nice.

JLF
Friend

August 30, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 23, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance 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 officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Trooper Toney, especially to Lisa. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. You know how to get ahold of me. You will be in my thoughts.

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

Trooper Toney, 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 fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost 9 years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

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

December 29, 2011

Miss you Mark. Wishing your family warm wishes during this difficult holiday season.

Trooper
Iowa State Patrol

December 21, 2011

I would like to thank everyone who has posted on this site for my brother it really means alot and helps in our grieving . Mark will be greatly by all who knew and lved him

Dave Toney
brother of trooper Toney

December 13, 2011

To the family and friends of Trooper Mark Toney, his fellow troopers, and most especially to Trooper Toney:

We honor your service and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Mark was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service Mark gave to his community and the citizens of Iowa, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 20, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2011

Trooper Toney,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Iowa. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

November 3, 2011

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Trooper Mark Toney and the Iowa State Patrol during this time. Thank you, Officer Toney, for your service.

Staff
National Police Wives Association

November 2, 2011

My condolences to the family of my fallen classmate. No nobler act can a man do than to give his life in the service of others.

Derek Morris
Ankeny class of 1986

October 28, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 27, 2011

I would like to say on behalf of the Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police, our prayers and thoughts are with you, your friends and loved ones. God Speed Brother……

Corporal
Pennsylvania State Police

October 23, 2011

You are missed. I hope you love the shiny streets of Heaven. Iowa lost a great soul the day God took you from us. RIP

JLF
Friend

October 21, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

October 18, 2011

Words can't express the gratitude that our family feels for the outpouring of support for the loss of my brother Mark. He died doing what he felt was his calling - keeping us safe. We are so proud of him. Thank you all

Debbie Toney Wiseman
sister of Iowa State Trooper #227 Mark Toney
EOW 09-20-2011

Debbie Toney Wiseman
sister or Mark Toney

October 13, 2011

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

October 7, 2011

Dear Lord, please watch over the family,loved ones, and friends of this fallen officer. Please comfort them in the difficult times they will have. Rest easy my Brother in Law, your watch on this earth is now over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County FL. Sheriffs Office

October 4, 2011

To the family and especially the children of Trooper Toney, please know that your father is HERO and will never be forgotten. God Bless and comfort you all.

Sgt. Rene' Swanson
Henry County Police Department

October 3, 2011

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