Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Sergeant Mark Maynard Dryer

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 1993

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Reflections for Reserve Sergeant Mark Maynard Dryer

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 3, 2020

Mark, you are missed.

Carol Weldon
cousin

April 30, 2017

We are looking for all family survivors from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual memorial service the first Thursday in May, and we would like to mail surviving family invitations to be able to view the service via live scan or in person. Please contact me at Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez
PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

September 2, 2016

Every time I stop at the rest stop in Sacaton, I always stop at your memorial site, I didn't know you at all but wanted to say thank you for your service. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends left behind. May you always rest in peace.

Linda Carrillo
None

July 20, 2015

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
Texas

July 4, 2015

Mark, I never had the opportunity to meet you, but I make a point to stop by the rest area where your memorial is a couple times a week. I wish you could see what a beautiful woman your daughter has grown to be. You have an amazing (stubborn and diva though she may be) grand daughter that would capture your heart. Thank you for your service and for the legacy you've left. Never forgot and always honored. RIP Brother.

M. Dorsett #6790
Arizona Highway Patrol

October 16, 2013

20 years ago today... You are still missed Mark, and thought of often. We love you!!

Jan
Cousin

July 3, 2013

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 year 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 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 year 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

Hey Brother. I had the privilege of meeting your beautiful daughter Megan through this past week at training. You would be very proud. Her strength and courage is unparallel and I'm sure this is a reflection of you. I wish I knew you but I am honored to have met your daughter.

Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

Officer Kent Green
Mesa PD

October 5, 2012

I think of you everyday, every time I drive. I often sit and wonder had I not been speeding that night would you still be here? Would you be there with you wife and kids? I have wished for the courage to one day meet them and beg for thier forgiveness. I regret that night everyday. I remember that night as if it was last night. "Guilt" is what I am haunted with. I seen your last smile, I'm honored to have met you, yet so guilty that I took that from your family your friends. I'm sorry.

Robert Munguia jr.

August 18, 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

June 27, 2012

Your love of life and your infectious smile is what I cherish in my heart. I love and miss you Mark.

Jan Anders
Cousin

August 14, 2011

RIP.You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

October 26, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 14, 2007

Thank you for your bravery, dedication, service and sacrifice. May your family - especially YOU, Megan - take comfort in the fact that SGT Mark Maynard Dryer will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten. I know he is "walking a beat on the Golden Street" watching over all the police officers on earth.

DET SGT, Retired
AR

July 31, 2007

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. To Megan, I am sure your dad is very proud of you. Be safe.

nc game warden

July 3, 2007

Sergeant Dryer:

I have the privledge of being one of your daughter Megan's teachers at Arizona State University. As she has posted below, she intends to follow in your footsteps. While it is true that this is a dangerous path, we all depend on and benefit from someone being willing to take the risk to protect us. You made that decision and for that we are grateful and sorrowful for your sacrifice and that of your family and friends. Megan certainly knows better than anyone the potential sacrifice she might make but I guarantee should that happen, she, as you already have before, will have made the world a better and safer place for the rest of us. Such a sacrifice as yours has not gone unnoticed or unapreciated. We are eternally in your debt. I think you quite likely know this already, but Megan is an extraordinary young woman. She's intelligent, hard working, motivated, as well as beautiful. Anyone would be quite proud to have her as a daughter but the fact that she is your daughter speaks volumes about the quality of man you were when you walked among us and protected us. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Gary Lewallen
Arizona State University

April 15, 2007

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Dryer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

Dad,I love you more than you know and miss you every day; there is not a day that goes by when I don't think of you. I see your picture on the wall everytime I walk into work along with all of the other honored fallen officers. I am following in your footsteps Dad, I know you don't think its safe, but it's in my blood. I know you are always with me, and will be there more than ever when my dreams of being a police officer is fulfilled. I love you DAD

Megan Dryer
Daughter and #6430 DPS intern

November 21, 2006

You were a blast to work with and always seemed to show up when we were short-handed. How many reserves can pop as many DUI's as the full-time officers? You could. I think of you often, may God bless you and the kids you left behind. I am proud to be able to say I worked with you.

Officer Chris Drummond
freind/co worker

August 24, 2006

You will always be remembered not only as a fallen officer but, also as my baby brother. We all love and miss you very much. I know in my heart that you are in a better place and I WILL see you again someday. GOD BLESS YOU! Your loving sister, Sallie

Sallie Dryer Brantley
sister

August 8, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.....


Officer, Tennessee

December 25, 2005

Sgt. Dryer,
No Hero should be forgotten on the anniversary of their death. With a few minutes to midnite-July 3,2005, I salute your memory. Rest in Peace.

Belia Fessenden, Retired#112
Pinal CoSO, retired

July 3, 2005

We put up your picture today on our memorial wall. We will always honor your sacrifice.

Renee Mitchell
Arizona Department of Public Safety

April 29, 2005

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