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

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

May God grant your family and friends the strength to get through these difficult times. R.I.P. Brother

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police, Australia

October 2, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and the Iowa State Patrol.

Minnesota State Patrol

October 1, 2011

Rest east Trooper Toney. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the Iowa State Patrol family.


October 1, 2011

You have completed your duties here in our world with honor, dignity, professionalism and integrity all of which has placed you in the ranks of all our honorable and loving brothers and sisters in Gods kingdom. Those brothers and sisters left behind will car for your family and will keep your memory alive for years to come. God blessed us with you in our profession and has now called you to serve in his police department. Rest in peace brother. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

September 30, 2011

As a former Iowa native and having a relative who is with Iowa DPS, I know the state of Iowa and all members of DPS have lost a great Trooper. May God bless the Toney family, ISP, and the men and women of the IA DPS. Stay strong and continue fighting the good fight.

TFC Tony Saunders
Georgia State Patrol

September 30, 2011

R.I.P. Warrior and may God grant your family and fellow Warriors the Peace that only He can give. God bless you all.

CPL JM Shaver
Hinesville PD

September 29, 2011



September 29, 2011

RIP Trooper. May God watch over your family and your Department.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

September 29, 2011

Our entire Unit sends our prayers to the family of Trooper Mark and to the ISP. Your dedication to duty and your service to this Country will always be honored. RIP brother Mark.

Commander Griffin / MPS DOPS
OIG Special Ops / Airport Security Div

September 28, 2011

Rest in peace my brother. We got it from here.

Officer RM Taylor

September 27, 2011

I am proud to say I worked with Mark for 13 years and considered him a friend. My prayers go to his family and other co-workers who will miss him deeply. Thank you to Mark and all law enforcement officers who give of themselves to make our lives better.

Iowa State Patrol, Dist. 4

September 27, 2011

My Deepest Condolences To The Friends And Family Of Trooper Mark Toney ...We Are To Be A Blessing In This World , I Believe Trooper Toney Did That ,We Are Also Travelers Passing Through This Place Is Not Our Home And One Day We Will All Receive A Call That Its Time To Come And Rest In A Place That Is Not Built By Hands ...As Much As It Hurts,And The Timing Never Feels Right Yet Their Is A Much Better Place Find Comfort In Knowing That Trooper Mark Toney Is Resting In That Place ....I Love You With The LOve Of The Lord ...May God Continue To Have His Perfect Work In Each One Of Your Lives .

Someone who cares

September 27, 2011

From your brothers and sisters in Indiana, thank you for your service. May god look over your sons, and the rest of your family at this time, the way you looked over the members of your community for so many years.

Thank you Trooper Toney, you truely are appreciated even from a far.

Road Trooper
Indiana State Police

September 27, 2011

Thank you for your service, Trooper Toney, and your dedication to the citizens of Iowa. I look forward to shaking your hand and thanking you in heaven when I am called home some day. My deepest condolences to your family in this time of sorrow and tragic loss. May God give you comfort. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace, *227*

Mom of a Trooper

September 26, 2011

RIP Trooper Toney, you gave your all for the citizens of the Great State of Iowa; I hope they appreciated it as much as those of us NOT living there do.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 26, 2011

Trooper Toney, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

September 26, 2011



September 26, 2011

We tread the path others turn from. We head toward the danger when others flee. We have honour and pride in our role. We are committed and dedicated to the communities we serve. We stand and face those who seek to destroy our homes and families.

We are flesh and blood. At times we are weak and vulnerable. We are a family and when we lose a family member we hurt, we grieve and we cry. We, like you, are human.

Yet we stand strong, shoulder to shoulder and will lay our lives down for our colleagues. Integrity and honesty underpin our values.

Without fear or favour we will continue our duty and carry the memory of our fallen colleagues and the traditions of the service with us.

May they rest in peace.

civ John Wood
former LEO

September 26, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

September 25, 2011

Peace be with you. Thank you for your service. We are most grateful.

Mother of an officer

September 25, 2011

God bless you Trooper Toney..Thanks for your service to man kind!

Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Ryan LaVergne
Grant County Sheriff office

September 25, 2011

Rest in Peace

Sgt. George Deem - Constable
Christiana Care Health System

September 25, 2011

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