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

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



March 8, 2018

Rest in Peace to Sergeant Baserman and prayers to his family. We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made. Rest easy Sarge we have the watch from here.

Officer Cory Drollinger
Wisconsin Department of Corrections

March 8, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees.  During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm.  They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil.  If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain.  Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf.   Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years.  I pray that Mark's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers.  God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain. 

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

March 7, 2018

At a time in his life when he should be planning his retirement, he is robbed by evil.

I trust in God alone that his family finds comfort in Jesus.

Deputy Warden
The GEO Group

March 7, 2018

God bless you brother and your family

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

March 7, 2018

Our thanks and prayers are with you and your family always.

O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen, corrections officers, and Law enforcement officers everywhere.
Protect them from harm In the performance of their duty To stop crime, robbery, Riots and violence.
We pray, help them keep our streets, institutions, And homes safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care Because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them strength and courage In their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your almighty protection, Unite them safely with their families after Duty has ended.
Please God, grant us this wish.

Co-teacher Eric Siefferman
Civil Servant

March 7, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Baserman!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

March 7, 2018

May our Lord Jesus Christ, welcome him into His Kingdom.

Retired Sgt. Linda Bouc
Cleveland Police Dept. (Ohio)

March 6, 2018

Sir thank you for your service for our contry and to the people of your community

James E. Logan EMT
Fomer Police Officer

March 5, 2018

Sergeant Baserman,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 5, 2018

Sgt. Mark - We all owe so much to you. For our safety, health and piece of mind. Prayers of strength for your family during this sad & heartbreaking time.

Toni Romano
Employee / Motorola Solutions

March 5, 2018

To the family of Sergeant Mark Baserman, friends, Secretary of Corrections John E. Wetzel and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police Department, NC

March 5, 2018

Rest easy, we'll take the watch from here. May God bless you and your family.

C/O S.Witherspoon
California Dept.of corrections Ret.

March 5, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

March 5, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother, we'll take it from here.....

Sgt Josh Nyce
Broward County Sheriff's Office

March 5, 2018

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