Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Harley Lorenze Mark

Torrington Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 1993

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Reflections for Lieutenant Harley Lorenze Mark

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

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

September 6, 2020

Still to this day, I think of you often.
Some gave some..some gave all.... I pray your family gave all..for me.
Can never repay the sacrifice...but thank gave all.
There is no greater hero in my mind

Traci pleiss

October 23, 2018

Harley is my brother. We were crushed to get the news. Harley was one of 10 children. We had many brothers that were cops, Dan, Freeman, Harley and Pete. Our father and uncle were also Policemen. We all ponder for what a great person Harley was. I took Harley for a ride when I was back home between assignments. I took him for a ride through Goshen County and I went over the speed limit. Harley glanced over to see how much I was speeding. He did not hesitate to remind me that one more refraction would get me a refraction from my brother. We miss him every day. He was a great man. He is missed by all that knew him.

Thomas C. Mark, Brother
United States Navy / 21 years, Brother

October 27, 2017

Harley, I still think of you often and the sacrifice you and your family made. A true hero (my personal hero) is all that comes to mind. We finally have an actual parole hearing this month and I pray we can move toward getting justice for you and peace of mind for all. I hope your looking down with pride cause you and several of your law enforcement friends made this happen.
You truly are one of the "some gave all"

Forever grateful,

Traci Pleiss

Traci Pleiss

July 11, 2016

I know this page states "End of Watch" but knowing Harley, he continues to watch over each and all of us, that's the kind of officer he was.

Traci Pleiss
Greatest admirer

February 4, 2016


Still in my thoughts after all of these years. I've come to realize people are placed in our lives for reasons. You, my personal hero, but as I read all of the reflections, my personal inspiration. I too have gone into the field of giving unconditionally of myself to help others. I still get a grin on my face when I think of you.


Traci Pleiss

Traci Pleiss
Greatest admirer

February 4, 2016

Harley was my friend and a fellow law enforcement officer. We had a lot of fun at some trainings and shooting competitions, and we worked together fairly regularly. A number of us from Nebraska were close with Harley, former Chief Rock Reeves and recently retired Chief Billy Janes. His death affected all of us, and we will never forget him. Whenever I go to the Torrington golf course, I intentionally drive past Harley Mark drive, and I tell his story to the people I'm with.

Sheriff Mark Overman
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office
1825 10th Street
Gering NE 69341

January 22, 2015

Well Harley, December 4th is nearing marking my 23 year adventure that you became a part of. My thoughts of that time grow less and less but not my respect for you. I talk about you often and tell others what an amazing person you were, how you put the lives of others above yourself and your selfless act that protected me. Your buddies Billy James and Mark Overman are doing everything the can to keep him in NE...but I believe it's time for your family to get some peace as well.

You are forever my personal hero.

Traci Pleiss

Traci Pleiss, Flight RN

November 30, 2014

I still think of you often ...and what you sacrificed... I will never forget.
Prayers to your family...and when I look to the stars...I know you are there.
Forever my Saint
Traci Pleiss

Traci Pleiss

October 16, 2013

As my date of.survival draws weigh heavy in my heart and mind....Thank you. You truly are my personal hero.

Traci Pleiss
forever blessed by you

December 2, 2012

I will never forget your gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting me and 5 others....your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I think of you daily and what you and your family gave. You were an incredible man.

Thank you will never be enough.

Traci Williams Pleiss
formerly of Gering, NE and Torrington, WY

Traci Williams Pleiss

May 8, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 6, 2010

Lt. Mark, you will not be forgotten by your brother and sister officers of the Boston Police department. RIP

Detective Michael Kane
Boston Police dept.

July 21, 2010

my grandpa!! what can i say. i can't really say much beside that he was an amazing grandpa from what i hear. i wouldn't know because i was only six weeks old when all this happened. all i can say is that i love you and i miss you like crazy. i wish you were still here.
I love you with all my heart


December 5, 2008

My Dad!!! What can I say about a man that taught me so much, and gave to his family everything he had. My Dad was proud of his grandchildren and his children, and always wanted the best for them. I miss his smile and since of humor, his pounding his glass on the table and telling me it was empty, so I could make another glass of Iced Tea. I wish you were here Dad to see the great people your grandchildren have become. As Matthew sets out on another adventure, Michael working, Dustan working and raising that little girl of his, Heather, Tyler and Shelby still going to High School and trying to figure out what they want to become. We all miss you and wish we could talk with you. We will see you again someday. Thanks Dad for everything. I LOVE YOU


May 14, 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
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 22, 2008

Harley was a man that we all could be proud of. He came from a family of 10 children. Making his mark early in life. He fell in love with his high school sweetheart. Together they had 3 daughters. He was a great husband and father. Harley served in the Navy and was very proud of that. Harley tryed other jobs then desided to become a police officer. In order to serve the people he cared about. He was very protective over children. Harley wanted all children to have a fair chance in life. Outside of his career he took the family arrowhead hunting a passion passed down from his folks along with the love of fishing. Harley watched a painter on T.V. and said I can do that. So he tryed his hand at it and was great. Harley even taught himself how to play the organ. Harley loved to have BBQs with family and friends he would make pancakes for breakfast for all. The door was always open to everyone. Last and greatest joys were his children and grandchildren. Not once did Harley waver from up holding the law and trying to do what was always right. Harley was such an inspiration to his daughters that one fallowed in his footsteps. I know if Harley was still here today he would say thanks to the sweetheart that became his wife and stood behind him to the end. We will all remember his kindness laughter and love for life.


James & Donna Foster

June 22, 2007

Rest in peace,Sir. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 12, 2007

Harley Mark was everyone's favorite brother. A good man, a wonderful son and a great father and husband. Loved and admired by all who knew him.. He is greatly missed.

Helen A Floyd

March 30, 2007

Lt. Harley Mark was a well known officer to Torrington,Wyoming.Everyone knew him in one way or another.

May 19, 2004

Lt. Harley Mark was a very important and integral part of the law enforcement community in Torrington, WY. He is sorely missed by many. There is never a day that goes by that I do not think of Harley. I was there moments after that crash that took Harley from this world. Harley had dedicated so much energy in apprehending and convicting the escapee that he was pursuing. The escapee was the focus of Harley's career for the months proceeding his conviction. The man escaped from the Goshen County Jail. Harley was going to do "whatever it took" to apprehend this escapee. Unfortunately, Harley paid that ultimate price in that pursuit. Harley, you are missed every day by your family, your friends and your co-workers.

Your friend,

Brian Small, EMT, Retired
Torrington Ambulance Service

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