Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Mark C. Caperton

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, September 23, 1984

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Reflections for Corporal Mark C. Caperton


Sean Rosenquist

August 8, 2021

Miss you my friend

Mark Stoner
High school football teammate

October 27, 2020

This is my father. Thank you to those who still remember and take the time to honor all fallen officers.

Andrea Saucedo

September 23, 2020

This is my father. Thank you to those who still remember and take the time to honor all fallen officers.

Andrea Saucedo

September 23, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 23, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Caperton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 16, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion in their loving reflections.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Corporal Caperton, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Corporal Caperton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your sacrifice has not been forgotten. May your soul continue to rest in peace Corporal.

Kathy Alvarez (retired dispatch)
Hialeah PD Hialeah, FL

September 23, 2011

Continue to rest in peace Corporal Caperton, we will never forget the sacrifice you made for us and the family left behind to move forward. To the children of this HERO may you know that we have not forgotten your dad...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


September 23, 2011

Rest in peace my brother. You, your service and sacrifice is not forgotten.

Sgt. G.T. Martin
Collier Co. S.O.

May 15, 2009

It's been 24 yrs since we worked together. I don't know who was more crazy, you or your brother Doug, but I loved you both. Every year when the Dept remembers the fallen heros of the S.O. I think of you, Med, Alan, Rudy, Joe and the others. We always seemed to loose the best. I really got tired of wearing that damned black ribbon over my badge. It seemed to happen too often. Rest in peace Mark, another is covering your shift.

Eric Daniels (Capt. Ret)
Collier Co. S.O.

June 8, 2008

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 10, 2007



October 3, 2007

Corporal Caperton, God Bless you always

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

December 26, 2005

Time has not forgotten you. Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

September 23, 2003

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