Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Mark J. Baserman

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, February 26, 2018

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Reflections for Sergeant Mark J. Baserman

Thank you for your service, both military and LE, and rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

February 26, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Sergeant Baserman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 10, 2019

Sergeant Baserman, I had the privilege to run the National Police Week 5K in your honor today.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Be with God and God bless your family and fellow officers.

Scott Freeman
US Navy SEAL- Chief Petty Officer

May 11, 2019


Retired Officer G. S. Siegrist
Bucks Co. PA Corrections

May 9, 2019

God speed to your family, friends and co-workers.

Assistant Warden James Blake
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

May 9, 2019

Just wanted to take a minute and tell you that folks still tell stories about working with you in the past. Always enjoyed it at East Hills when solving the world's problems while waiting for a call. Was telling some of the fellas today at work down here about you this morning. Prayers to your family, friends, and coworkers during this Christmas season. Please continue to look down on those still working in public service and help keep them safe.

Thank you for all of your time in the Military, in EMS, and in corrections.


J. P.
Former Medic with East Hills EMS

December 24, 2018

It is because of officers like you that we can rest assured and without fear that such a violent and crazed man will walk the streets to threaten us all. Rest easy and may your soul be healed from such anger and pain.

Holly Rockwell-Celerier

December 4, 2018

Rest in peace Sergeant Baserman and Olav Hashalom. Thanks for serving with honor and integrity.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 15, 2018

I hope everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Until we see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 14, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Mark was killed in the line of duty.

To the Baserman family, fellow correctional officers , and all who call Mark beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Mark gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 26th, 2018.

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

July 29, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 16, 2018

I am not and have never been in any way a police officer, corrections officer, detective - any of those very crucial and important things. I do however feel at such a loss, so broken hearted when our judicial system suffers the loss through any means of those that have dedicated their lives to serve and protect.
I am from a military family - my Dad served 21 years in the army and though different, it seems so similar. Families serve as well - via support to those on the front line who as in both cases - we never know if they will come home due to the very service and danger these beloved people so unselfishly give of themselves. My heart goes out to his family - that loss, that hole in our heart just never goes away.
God bless all those who serve as well as their families.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

One more thing - I am completely enameled with shows such as Investigational Discovery., etc. I'll never understand the criminal mind no matter how many shows (the real ones) I watch no matter how hard I try.
Just seems those in prison who apparently - in their warped minds, have nothing to lose - don't care. They just don't care or feel anything. But judgement day will come for them, it will come . Hell awaits them.

I hope this reflection is ok, I just felt so strongly about the loss of those who try - despite the evil - to protect and serve.
Thank you and may this man RIP.

None to report - just a grateful citizen
None to report - I'm sorry

April 10, 2018

Rest in Peace.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

March 28, 2018

For the longest time it was Mark this Baserman that. Then came the day when I finally got to meet Mark. It was at a gun bash. It took him awhile to warm up to me. After a few gun bashes he finally did warm up to me probably because I was the only wife(within the group) to consistently go to the bashes. It got to the point when I'd ask my husband if Mark was going to the gun bash, he'd say yes he's going. I would say okay if Mark goes then I go. Likewise Mark would ask my husband is Heather(me) going? My husband would respond with yes she is going, he would say if she goes then I go. At some point in time it was getting to the point I would walk away from the bashes the big winner, winning a gun or two(2). Mark would ask me to rub his money hopping it would bring him luck. In his mind it made sense. Mark and I were like to peas in a pod, we were joined at the hip if you will. There was a gun bash or two(2) where my husband could not make it. I said will Mark be there? My husband said yes he'll be there. My response was don't worry I'll be fine Mark will have my six(6). My husband laughed and said yes he will. When I finally arrived Mark came over to me with a big smile on his face, gave me a hug and said it's about time you got here. This last October was out last gun bash together. I never in a million years would have thought something like this would have happened. I know that you will be with me at each and every gun bash is spirit. You will always have a special place in my heart now and forever more.

Heather A Bivona
Wife of SGT Bivona (14:00-22:00 shift) SCI Somerset

March 19, 2018

You will never be forgotten! Thank you for your advice and making me feel welcome at Somerset when I arrived from Pittsburgh! You are truely missed my friend! Rest easy!

T Kopelic CO1
SCI Somerset

March 19, 2018

You will be forever remembered, loved, and honored. Thank you for showing each and every one of us what it meant to do your job to the best of your ability every single day. Thank you for taking us Pittsburgh officers under your wing when we first got there. Proud to have worked alongside you, brother. Rest Easy.

Abigail Fisher, CO1

March 19, 2018

His block was one of the first I worked as a trainee. His advice and insite helped in my training on how to run a housing unit. He also made sure to talk to me as we waited for roll call. I sure do miss ya sarg!

CO1 Officer Mowry
SCI Somerset

March 19, 2018

RIP my brother. I will never forget you and we all have your watch from here.

CO 1

March 19, 2018

Thank you for your service. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. RIP Sgt. Baserman. From all of your brothers at the MDOC. C/O David Weller.

C/O David Weller
Michigan Dept of Corrections

March 14, 2018

Rest in Peace SGT. Baserman

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried
White Plains Police Department

March 12, 2018

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of Mark Baserman who went to his eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter him beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind his soul among the living, that he may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

March 12, 2018

Sergeant Baserman passing was senseless as in most law enforcement agencies officers passing in the line of duty is. He becomes another fallen hero and the list of names is becoming to long. But I would like to thank the family of Mr. Baserman for allowing us to share a part of his life. No words can ever ease the pain of your lose but you can take pride in knowing that he will not be forgotten by anyone who know him. Sergeant Baserman you can rest in peace we have the watch now.

SCI Laurel Highlands

March 11, 2018

Thank your for your service to our Nation and your community. We are so saddened by this news and pray for the amazing grace of God to be the strength needed for your family and friends in the days ahead.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

March 10, 2018



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