Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Mark P. Groner

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, October 1, 1992

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Reflections for Trooper Mark P. Groner

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Trooper Groner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

I happened across a female relative of yours at a blood drive - when I saw the last name Groner on her name tag, I asked if she knew Mark Groner. I can't remember now what relation she said you were to her, but she told me you had become a Maryland State Trooper since I had last seen you and, in the same breath, told me you were killed in the line of duty. I was proud of you and sorry for the loss of you all in one moment.

I remember you as the friendly, adorable, round-faced Santa Claus to my Mrs. Clause in the 6th grade Christmas play. When we moved on to 7th grade, we went to different schools and I never met you again. I wish I had known you better and longer and I still think about you. Whenever I encounter a police officer, firefighter or first responder, I remember you and your service and say a prayer for the safety of that person.

God bless you, your family, your loved ones and your fellow troopers. Rest in peace Mark.

Childhood friend

November 3, 2018

Heart is still broken
Miss You Always, Forever,and Ever , Eternity .
You were a beautiful soul.

Firefighter 031

May 8, 2018

My Heart is with you and all your family. You were a wonderful Brother-in-law. Rest in peace

Sharon Groner

October 2, 2016

Hard to believe it has been 23 years that you left us. Today is just as hard as it was when I received the call about your death. God Bless you my dear friend. Forever in my heart, thought and prayers.

Tina Kemp
Dear Friend

October 1, 2015

Missed and honored. I walked through the halls of Easton Barrack as a boot. I remember your plaque, a dedication to your service. I worked traffic along the same route you lost your life only a few years before I patrolled the same roads. You continue to inspire Troopers that aspire to be like you. Always in our thoughts and prayers.

Trooper 1/C, Retired J.E.White
Maryland State Police, Barrack I

September 30, 2014

It has been 22 years since your last watch. I still remember the last time I saw you running traffic on 313. You wanted me to go with you to Easton to meet your brother who was coming home from the Army and have a beer. I guess that it was a week or less from your date with our Lord. I still remember seeing what was left of your patrol car on the flat bed leaking fuel. I absolutely lost it that night. I caught hell from my Chief for going out there that night. I love you and miss you to this day. Fair winds and following seas my brother. Until we meet again in better places.

Jeff Shelton
Former Federalsburg PD

September 29, 2014

Never forgotten, honey...will always miss you!

Love always,
Susan medved

susan medved

June 4, 2014

Mark, we miss your warm spirit and silly jokes. As Memorial Day approaches, we will visit your resting place and share a few memories. Always in our thoughts my friend. Watch over us buddy. We love you.

Firefighter/ EMT/ SSGT Mark E Stith
Balto Co Fire Dept/ 229th ARNG Band

May 22, 2013

Rest in peace Trooper Groner and Olav Hashalom. Your courage will not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 9, 2013

Happy birthday my sweet angel your in my heart always

Crystal Shockley

March 9, 2013

hello love my dearest friend still another year passes me by and i wonder why did god take my angel mark away he always takes the good ones with him. but still i miss you so , and my heart aches just like it was yesterday and not so many years thats passed. i still see that smile, and hear that voice like you are still here directing me down the right path .lobe you and miss you .crystal


January 14, 2012

another year goes by still miss you heart and soul xoxoxoxo all my love


December 30, 2010

in the whisper of the wind for you i sigh. another year without you passes me by. in the mountians,trees,deserts the waves of the sea. my guardian angel gone, oh mark it just cant be! cutting the edge forever a waking dream. in the suns brightest light your spirit beams.the winds blows the rivers, the streams fill with rain. my pockets fill with tears, my heart deepens with pain. your watching me from above across the wide open by my side, thousands of miles, theres no need to cry. i can feel youre always just a few steps behind. forever in my heart and soul, and always forever on my mind. love crystal

dear friend

February 6, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 1, 2009

oct1 every year passes by like it was yesterday ,the birth of my dauhter the death of a true friend , my love my guardian angel forever. luv u forever, eternity mark , never forgotten, u made me a better person, belvd in me to follow my dreams. luv always and forever , eternity crystal


February 20, 2009

On todays date, the First Responder Unit of the U.S. Capitol Police honored Officer Groner's service during roll call by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job.

Lieutenant Ted O'Donnell
U.S. Capitol Police

October 2, 2008

It's hard to believe so many years have passed since you left us. You were such a good friend when we were at Towson State together, and I will not forget the good times we had. You were so full of life and that smile that never left your face are the things I have never forgotten about you. You always wanted to protect those that you cared for and you continued protecting those in need as a Trooper. You are missed more than you may have ever known. Someday I will get the chance to thank you for being a friend, and tell you just how much you did for me.

C. Brunner

June 13, 2008

Thank You Mark for your desire to serve.

May 20, 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

February 18, 2008

What a tragic end to a fallen heros life. pray you will nevr be forgotten, I pray god is with your fmily. I pray you never forget the love god has for you! :)

God bless your family.


kristine wilton
cousin of fallen officer Christopher Nicholson/smithsburg Md.

January 30, 2008

Hey Mark,
I just wanted to talk to you for a few minutes and tell you how much you are missed. When I heard you were killed I just couldn't believe you were gone. You were always enthusiastic in the academy. I have alot of great memories of you and how much you would push our classmates to be motivated. It's funny how you touched so many lives, I didn't know you were close with Joel. I left state and went to Prince George's County and later worked with Joel.
Well buddy, you always wanted to be a Maryland State Trooper and now you'll always be a Trooper.
Thank you for your service Trooper Groner,

Pfc. Denny Washington#1714
Prince George's County Police/
former Maryland State Trooper (89th class)

Pfc. Denny Washington#1714
Prince George's County Police

January 24, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe

October 13, 2007

Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 1, 2007

Rest in peace Trooper Mark P. Groner, you are truly one of "Maryland's Finest"

God bless you and your family.

Proud Maryland Resident

October 1, 2006

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