Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Mark L. Avery

Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, May 23, 1993

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Mark L. Avery

Rest in peace Corrections Officer Avery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 9, 2019

Mark used to work out with us after evening watch at Lansing. He was a good friend and coworker. I was working the night he died. He is gone but not forgotten.

Jeffrey Peters

September 19, 2018

This man was my father and was taken from us way too soon. I was 16. We got the call on his mothers birthday. My children will never meet him and a day doesn’t pass that I don’t think about him.

Corie Avery Gould

August 27, 2018

I was working B 1 c/h Mark had upper run and boo boo Sullivan had the middle runs. They were coming in from yard. When a fight broke our cause someone took "phum bird"they told phum,they cooked his bird an ate it.The fight continued until mark am walking over with thebird

1STG Barbara. Crouse

May 25, 2018

You will never be forgotten

Sgt Wayland Pittman retired

May 23, 2018

Always got told this story while working at LCF for 10 years. Such a terrible tragedy. Loved working with his brother while I was there. RIP.

CSI Clark

May 23, 2018

Rest in a peace Officer Avery. Thank you for your service at Lansing.

CO1 Jackson

January 25, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 23, 2015

Rest in Peace, Corrections Officer Avery. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

After retiring from LEO in Califoriia I moved to KS and was working at Lansing on that date as a Unit Team CCI. I remember it well and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. It is a loss like this that makes one think perhaps torture should be inclulded into the penal system! They Took the balls from the pool table and put them into a sock and used the barbell weights, all recreation material, to savagely beat this man to death. And now they peacefully enjoy TV and basketball,etc. This is JUSTICE?
Rest in Peace Avery, Your honor lives on forever.

USMC/ Retired BCSO Art Anderson
Retired Butte Co. Calif DeputySheriff

July 17, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 29, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 29, 2012

Thank you for doing a job that most others cops would not do. Rest in peace.

Officer R M Taylor

July 25, 2009

I will always miss you dad forever and always

Donald E. Avery
Second Son

April 2, 2009



March 10, 2007

you will not be forgotten sir RIP

Reserve Deputy/D.O Doug Crisp
Lyon County sheriff dept kansas

November 30, 2006

Thank you so much for your service to the citizens of Kansas. Because of you, our communities are safer. My heart goes out to your family, friends, and co-workers. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

God bless all Law Enforcement Officers!!

Marilyn Goodheart
Kansas Concerns of Police Survivors

November 21, 2004

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