Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Marc A. Perse

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, August 15, 1994

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Reflections for Sergeant Marc A. Perse

You are still so loved and missed all these years later. You had an infectious smile and were fun and so smart. We gave my youngest son Daniel, who I was pregnant with when you died, your name as his middle name. I am reminded of you everyday. Continue to Rest In Peace.

Nancy Perse

August 16, 2020

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)

August 15, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Perse.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 15, 2019

Today marks 25 years that you have been gone. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you. You weren't my brother by blood but were my brother in every other way. You were a courageous, loving man that would do anything to help someone. My memories of you are strong and will remain that way.

Kim Blount

August 15, 2019

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. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

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

February 21, 2013

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

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Sergeant Perse - Thanks for your service to the people of Colorado. As a brother from outside the walls, I hope that God grants you eternal rest and that His perpetual light shines upon.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 27, 2010

Uncle Marc

I dreamt of lies last night - that you weren't really gone and I was going to get to see you again, but of course awoke before I was able to. It shocks me that you've been gone for almost 16 years.I wish my son could have met you, I hope he grows up to be just as wonderful as you.Thank you for sending him to me, and for watching over us.I'm so proud of you, and I still miss you so much.


March 27, 2010

We're keeping the VISION for you, Brother!

Parole Officer Jim Cooper
Colorado DOC - SORT

May 6, 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

December 9, 2007

Marc...I was briefly employed by the Colorado DOC in 1989-1990 at the BVCF. That was probably before your time there...but there is still a kinship when an officer of the same department is lost. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 29, 2004

As an instructor, I am deeply saddened by accidents that occur during training. These are accidents that took the life of a loved one, friend, co-worker. But God has a purpose for these fine HERO'S. May they sit upon thrones of gold and serve him, for no harm will come unto them now. RIP BROTHERS/SISTERS.

Senior Corrections Officer W.R. Phillips
CCA Lake City Correctional Facility

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