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Deputy Mark Claude Featherstone

Calvert County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 1976

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Reflections for Deputy Mark Claude Featherstone

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

April 22, 2021

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.
Rest In Peace.

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

April 23, 2012

Sheriff Featherstone, I just want to thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

April 25, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 22, 2010

Thank you for your bravery, dedication, service and sacrifice. I know that today, the 32nd Anniversary of your tragic death is terribly hard on your firends and loved ones. May your loved ones find solace in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER again be forgotten!

SGT, Retired
AR

April 22, 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
Sergeant
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 11, 2008

Know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 22, 2007

It has been 31 years ago today since Deputy Featherstone was called home.

Calvert County has changed, but WE never forget about our lawman.

Rest in peace and God bless your family.

Boomer

April 22, 2007

It has been 30 years and the citizens of Calvert County has lost a true hero. Maybe one day the Calvert County Sheriff's Department will honor your memory so that all citizens of Calvert County can reflect and remember what a HERO you truly were.

I pray for you and your family. God Bless you Deputy Featherstone.


Proud Citizen of Calvert County

September 29, 2006

Mark,
It's been so many years and I still missed you so much. I love you, big brother.
Susie

Susan Weaver

September 19, 2005

Deputy Featherstone,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Calvert County.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

April 22, 2005

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