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Corrections Officer V Mark A. Loecken

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 2022

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Reflections for Corrections Officer V Mark A. Loecken

Officer Loecken,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

March 20, 2022

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

"This We'll Defend"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 18, 2022

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

February 22, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. REST IN GOD'S ARMS

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE
None

February 13, 2022

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen brother, Corrections Officer Mark Loecken. May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with a measure of peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

February 11, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corrections Officer V Mark Loecken. I am sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Loecken to this nation and the people of Texas will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

February 6, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

February 6, 2022

RIP Correctional Officer Loecken. Thank you for your service to the Country and the state of Texas

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

February 6, 2022

Officer Loecken, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

February 5, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

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

February 5, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

February 5, 2022

Rest in peace Corrections Officer V Loecken.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 4, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. REST IN GOD'S ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE
None

February 4, 2022

R.I.P Officer V Mark Loecken

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

February 4, 2022

SINCERE C0ND0LENCES T0 Y0UR FAMILY & DEPT Y0UR NAME & BADGE # IS SACRED & REVERED AS Y0U PATR0L THE G0LDEN STREETS 0> HEAVEN IT SEEMS G0D 0NLY TAKES THE BEST REST EASY N0W

Joe Hallen
NYSD0CS F0RMER C0

February 4, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time......

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

February 4, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corrections Officer V Mark A. Loecken and the extended law enforcement family of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas.


End of Watch Monday, January 10, 2022.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 4, 2022

A corrections officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 3, 2022

Rest In Peace Corrections Officer V Mark A. Loecken and thank you for your service to The Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division and the American Citizens. May God watch over you, your family and all corrections officers during this most difficult of times. God's Speed Mark!!!!!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

February 3, 2022

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 3, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

February 3, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

February 3, 2022

Rest in Peace Correction Officer Loecken. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Loecken Family and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Division.

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

February 3, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

February 3, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE
ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY
REST IN GOD'S ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE
None

February 3, 2022

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