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Detention Deputy Mark Edward Anderson

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Reflections for Detention Deputy Mark Edward Anderson

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

April 28, 2021

Rest in peace Brother Mark, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham. EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

April 28, 2021

I will forever remember our jaw jacking each other with who was the Ol'Man. Rest in Peace my friend. WE will all miss you very much.

Jeff Coe

April 28, 2021

Rest in peace Detention Deputy Anderson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 28, 2021

I am a former Correction Officer


April 28, 2021

Most merciful God, when a law enforcement officer does not make it home, it seems as though a curse has fallen upon us. It seems like the world has been turned upside down. It seems as though the plans of the wicked have prevailed. Yet, You work all things for the benefit of Your people. What wicked men mean for evil, You mean for good. Turn the curse of law enforcement officers into blessings. Let their blood cry out to You for vengeance, and allow their sacrifice to work good things through their communities. In Christ Jesus, I pray for all those law enforcement officers who have fallen in the Line-of-Duty. Amen.

The Apostle Paul taught, “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” [Romans 12:19 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, OLICC, NCCA
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 28, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Detention Deputy Mark Edward Anderson during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Detention Deputy Mark Edward Anderson.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

April 27, 2021

RIP sir. Thank you for your service. God Speed healing to your family and friends..

Sr. Corporal
Virginia Department of Corrections

April 27, 2021

RIP Detention Deputy Anderson. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Olmsted County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

April 27, 2021

Rest in Peace!

PTL B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

April 27, 2021

God bless you Deputy Mark Edward Anderson, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

April 27, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

April 27, 2021

Detention Deputy Mark Edward Anderson, thank you for serving your community. Rest in peace.

(Ret) Sgt Thomas McCarthy

April 27, 2021

R.I.P Deputy Mark Anderson

Brian Molyneaux

April 27, 2021

Rest in heaven

Deputy Barry Matt
Norfolk Sheriff

April 27, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

April 27, 2021

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 whose 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

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

April 27, 2021

Rest in Peace sir. Thank you for your service. Thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and colleagues

mother of Officer Craig Birkholz G. Birk
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

April 27, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Anderson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

April 27, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Anderson. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with theOlmsted County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

April 27, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

April 27, 2021

Rest in peace.


April 27, 2021

Condolences to the family, friends and fellow Officers from Blue Knights NC II

Chaplain Blue Knights NC II Frank Spear
Blue Knights NC II

April 27, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Anderson. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

April 27, 2021

Rest in peace, Deputy Anderson. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

April 27, 2021

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