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Patrolman Brett David Markwood

Lancaster Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1993

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Reflections for Patrolman Brett David Markwood

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Brett David Markwood of the Lancaster Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.



End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1993



Patrolman Brett Markwood was shot and killed while chasing a man suspected of robbing a Dairy Mart store. Patrolman Markwood and other officers had been called to the scene and were able to follow footprints that were left in the fresh snow. The officers caught sight of the man and a foot chase ensued.

The suspect rounded the corner of a house at 1019 Second Street and then laid in wait for the first officer. Patrolman Markwood turned the corner and the suspect shot him in the face at close range and then ran past him. The suspect was arrested about 10 minutes later after trying to submerge himself in a nearby creek.

He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in prison on January 31st, 2011.

Patrolman Markwood is survived by his wife.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 21, 2022

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Norman C. Reker of the Cleveland Heights Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 21, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Markwood.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 29, 2020

Brett,

It’s hard to believe it’s been 27 years. It seems like just yesterday we were going through the academy together. You are not forgotten, and I know you haven’t forgotten us down here. I can imagine you in that cloud of witnesses cheering us on as we run this race to bring God’s peace here on earth. It’ll be a great day when we meet again and can run like we did in the academy and not grow weary.


Your brother in Christ & in blue,

Jeff Devereaux

Officer Jeff Devereaux
Lancaster Police Department

February 21, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Brett David Markwood of the Lancaster Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 21, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Brett David Markwood of the Lancaster Police Department, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 21, 2019

Honor, loyalty and bravery, all things Brett brought to the world and exemplified as a police officer. Rest in peace my friend.

Attache Ron May, US Embassy Canada
United States Customs and Border Protection

February 22, 2018

Twenty-five years ago today I respectfully carried you from Mt. Carmel East hospital to the Franklin County Morgue with my partner Don Wooten. I will never forget you Officer Brett Markwood.

Officer Francis X. Martin #829
Columbus Police

February 21, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Brett David Markwood of the Lancaster Police Department, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 21, 2018

Brett, I will never forget when we were in high school you running to help me after a car accident. Always a hero and always remembered.

Pamela Fanning
High School alumni

February 21, 2016

MY prayers will go out to this family.I don`t know them but this such a sad tragity to read about out cops doing there jobs,then something like this,just breaks my heart to see and read,also the guy that shot the officer needs prayer to and I am sure of his family members need it as well.Such a sad thing to see my prayers go out to both sides of this tragity. may god bless each side of these family and friends.

Terra Bair
DON`t know either of them

February 23, 2015

I will never forget our escapades in tearing up the east side of Lancaster on Second Watch. Your time ended far too soon, my friend. On behalf of my brothers and sisters in blue, we will forever be grateful for your sacrifice, and your family's sacrifice, for our community!

May God bless you and your family!

Sergeant Will Tolly
Lancaster Police Department

February 22, 2015

Thinking of you Brett, You will Never be Forgotten

Former Dep Ed Hopke And K-9 "OLAF"
Fairfield County Sheriff"s Office

January 20, 2014

I worked with Brett at American Greetings and he went on to police work even before me my career now over after 19 years I still remember Brett and what a loss his untimely death was and is to us all even now not forgotten

Patrol Officer Mellinger #1258 retired
Cleveland police retired

January 14, 2014

Thank you!

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

February 21, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

I attended Patrolman Markwood's funeral at a low point in my career and life. His sacrifice and the love and support for his family displayed by the people of Lancaster renewed my spirt for police work. His spirit lives on in me 20 years later. For this, I am forever grateful.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

February 21, 2013

So happy that people still remember you! I think of you every day and I am grateful to have known you!
My love always.............................................................

Maureen

May 17, 2012

Seems like yesterday my friend. R.I.P.

P.O. Timothy Windon
Columbus Police/ Formerly LPD

February 5, 2012

I think of you often whenever I drive past St. Mary's or Forest Rose. I have to remind myself then that those places do not define who you were. You were motivated and courageous and would have made a good chief someday if you ever decided you wanted it. You're still missed by many and will be until He calls us all. It will be good to see you reunited with your loved ones again.

SMH
Friend of a friend

January 7, 2012

Brett, tomorrow marks 18 years. I can't believe it. You were a remarkable person and you will NOT be forgotten. As the alumni of FUHS celebrate our 30th this year, you will be remembered. We miss you!!

Lynn (Downard) Allmond

February 20, 2011

You are thought of often, I light a candle in your memory. May your special face find favor in Our Lord's sight, till we all are together again.

Deb
A Falcon alumni

July 7, 2010

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

May 19, 2010

Just came on duty at the Hospital today, found out we lost another brother, this one from Cleveland Heights, he was the same age as you my brother. It made me think back as i reviewed the fallen list, and you know i had to look you up. It brings back painfull memories about losing you, but the good one's, are far stronger! To anyone who reads this, and did not have the pleasure to know or work with Brett, he was truly a one of a kind Man and Officer. Your brother's and sister's from the Cleveland area who you worked with will never forget you or the impression you made. God bless you and the family who you left behind.

Ptl. P.S.Valore
Sagamore HillsP.D.& UHCMC P.S. Ohio

March 14, 2010

Brett. I can't believe it's been 17 years.Seems like it was yesterday we were shootin the shit and solving the worlds problems. I sure do miss you brother.

Deputy bryan Culp
Ross County Sheriff

February 21, 2010

Heaven brighteset star is yours. Loved & missed by your fellow alumni of Fairfield Union. God Speed Brett

Anonymous

March 5, 2009

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