Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer III Mark M. Filer

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 1993

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Reflections for Police Officer III Mark M. Filer

I'm truly sorry for the loss of Police Officer Mark M. Filer III. He gave his life to serve and protect and will always be honored and forever remembered. He's now in heaven with all the other fallen angels.
Thank you, Police Officer Kyle Olinger, for all you did, Forever Rest in Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Thankful Citizen

September 2, 2023

Police Officer III Mark M. Filer gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Police Officer Mark M. Filer III for all you did, Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Civilian Supporter

August 28, 2022

To a father-in-law I never had the privilege of meeting. All of my love and respect.

William Gregory
A grateful citizen & patriot.

August 31, 2021

Thank you for your service & sacrifice.

Rachel Blitz
Thankful Citizen

August 24, 2021

Rest in peace Officer III Filer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 21, 2021

Police Officer III Mark M. Filer gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Police Officer III Mark M. for all you did,
Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Montgomery County, MD (Resident)
Thankful Citizen

April 14, 2021

Happy Birthday to my one and only big brother. I’m really choked up reading all these reflections from family and friends. Bill and I miss you so very much. Our boys have grown up with your girls as time just keeps going somehow. I believe you are watching over all of us and that you would be here if you could. I wish we were celebrating with you today. Love you forever!

Civilian, Stephanie Leckemby

January 18, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 24, 2020

Thinking of you today for no apparent reason... please continue to watch over those who have chosen this profession and who carry on the work you started... #BlueFamily

Jim Daly, Ret. Captain
Montgomery County Police Department

June 5, 2020

I was reminded this week of the commitment from a current MCPD Officer how you are remembered. I’m comforted by the love and thoughtfulness given to me and the girls after 25 years since you died. May your love for me always bless my life. Always, Jennifer


January 19, 2019

As Valentines approaches I remember that snowy day you asked me to be your wife. Your life and sadly your death changed my life forever. Always in my heart my love. Jenn

Widow Jennifer Filer-Orsborne
Montgomery County Maryland

February 5, 2015

Missing you this Christmas. Your mane and the memory of our love & fun were shared with your little niece Jillian. You would have been her favorite Uncle. I love your darlin...know I am well and very happy, your Jenn

Widow Jennifer Filer-Orsborne
Montgomery County Maryland

December 27, 2014

Hey Daddy..well I am 21 now...I miss you and grandpa terribly. Tell him I love him. Im really struggling right now. I had a dream about you last night. Weird how I can have a dream of someone Ive only seen in pictures. It was so real and comforting. I wish I could hug you right now really touch you and feel your embrace. I dont know why but today was different it was like you were holding my head up. I love you always. Until we meet again...and oh yeah mom is incredibly happy..thanks for helping her with eveverything..i know you are always there for her..for are our guardian angel..

Nicole Filer-Orsborne

July 23, 2014

Hello Nikki,

Today is February 15, 2014. I woke up this morning and was talking with my wife. For some reason, I was reflecting on childhood memories. Needless to say, same as most people, I have alot of childhood memories - both good and bad. But this morning I was reflecting on one great memory. And this memory included your father. We were kids...maybe 9 or 10 years old. Mark invited me to follow him down this creek in the neighborhood. We spent the next few hours exploring the creek. It seems we followed that creek for miles and miles! We were catching frogs and tadpoles, getting soaked and muddy - and just having a blast! I remember I never wanted this adventure to end! But it was getting dark and, unfortunately, we both had to go home for dinner. I was upset by just 1 thing - Mark caught alot of frogs and tadpoles, as well as other "creek stuff" - alot more than me! But it was SO MUCH FUN! And to this day, I have never forgotten this ONE day together with your father! I remember this day so clear - it is NOT a foggy memory from my childhood!

I grew up in Potomac and went to Beverly Farms, Herbert Hoover and Churchill. Graduated in 1980 - same as your Dad. So I knew Mark from "way back when":)

Your Dad and I were pretty good friends thru Elementary school. But once in Junior High, I made a wrong turn and started hanging out with the wrong crowd - something your Dad never did. But the thing about your Dad - unlike alot of kids, he didn't turn against me for choosing to "hang out with the wrong people". I was telling my wife about Mark this morning. I don't remember Mark getting involved with any "clicks". He didnt hang with the jocks, didnt hang with the pot-heads, didnt hang with the brainiacs, didn't hang with the "popular jerks", the rich kids. But, at the same time, he was not a recluse, either. He was friends with EVERYBODY - BUT INFLUENCED BY NOBODY:)

In other words, even from a very young age, Mark was HIS OWN MAN.

I remember hearing Mark became a police officer. And I remember being proud of him:)

And I remember hearing of his passing. And I remember a feeling of shock. It was the same shock I felt about 3 years before (1990) when my younger brother was killed by 2 criminals - the same type of people your Dad was trying to protect us all from.

Your father is NOT forgotten. And your father was the topic of conversation and the focus of a great memory this morning in a home in FFX, VA - my home:)

My name is Kenny Krogmann. Feel free to contact me.

Keep the flame alive...and take comfort in the FACT you will be together again one glorious day in the future:)

Old friend

February 15, 2014

Hey Dad, guess I'm the only one who writes on this..anyways just wanted to tell you that Colleen is engaged to a wonderful man. I know she wishes you could be here. We all miss you very much. I love you Daddy. Watch over us.


January 15, 2014

Hey Dad. Its me again.. Im a little heart broken at the moment. I was reading the other reflections and almost every anniversary of your passing someone wrote words of courage but no one this year. I feel like we are not important to the MCPD anymore. Its been 20 years since you have been gone Dad. I feel like they dont forget anyone else...maybe Im just being selfish. But I feel like those police officers are my family especially those who say they were such good friends with they not care about me and colleen or even mom either? Its like Im losing parts of i only know because of those people. Im hurt daddy. Atleast I have mom and her side of the family. oh how everyone misses you. They loved you like their own. Ive still got them to tell me stories and remind me that your with me in my heart. Please watch over us Dad. and please know that no matter what.. I will NEVER forget! You are my Hero. As i get older i miss you more and more. I love you.
Love always,

Nicole Filer-Orsborne

November 15, 2013

The MCPD service is on Wednesday - don't want to go, not looking forward to it. I cherish my life with you each and every day. Almost 20 years later, my feelings haven't changed - I miss you with all of me. You made me a better person in your life and in your death. I love our daughters & my heart breaks for them today as much as it did the day you died. Time does not heal all wounds especially the heart. I love you the whole world and I miss you!


May 5, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

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

April 12, 2013

I miss you so much. I think about you always. You are forever in my heart. I've been struggling lately, wishing I had you to talk to and comfort me. Please watch over me. Also look after Mom and Coll and Jake. I've been somewhat distant lately. I love you.

Always Your Daughter,

Nicole Filer-Orsborne

October 29, 2012

You are my strength, my devotion, and my hero. I love you, daddy.

Colleen Filer-Orsborne

May 7, 2012

Well I'm not proud of it, but Nicole got pulled over the other day, but the crazy part of being pulled over by an MC officer is that he knew she was your daughter right away. She looks like her daddy so much that is the proud part. Dream about you, miss you, Jenn


April 11, 2012

Lots of dreams of you lately. I want to share so many joyful things happening in our family. I miss your surprise wake-up calls @3am. Love you, Jenn


November 17, 2011

Loving you and missing you today and always! You were my love, best friend and wonderful father. Love is forever!!


Wife, Jennifer

August 24, 2011

Hi Mark,
My boys and I were in the Country Store the other day and lo and behold, there was Colleen. I recognized her right away. You are probably so proud. She is beautiiful and sweet. I still miss you a lot. Come see me in my dreams :) Much love xoxox -Trudi

Cpl Trudi Marsh

August 10, 2011

Hey dad! Happy fathers day ! Well I turned 18 a couple weeks ago. But I still wish you could of been there. I miss you so much. And guess what!? I'm starting college in the fall. I know you would be proud of me. One day we will be reunited. I love you daddy. Watch over me, mom,colleen,and jake. Xoxo love your daughter nicole

nikki filer-orsborne

June 22, 2011

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