March 26, 2014

Mark Mayo - U.S. Navy Security Forces - Norfolk, Virginia

Mark Mayo
Master-at-Arms Mark Mayo, age 24, of Hagerstown, Maryland, died in the line of duty on March 24, 2014, on the U.S.S. Mahan, at Norfolk, Virginia. 

Mark was a military policeman with the United States Navy Security Forces. He had over 6 years of service. 

A civilian male boarded the U.S.S. Mahan while it was docked at Norfolk Naval Station's Pier 1. The man had permission to be on the base but not on board the destroyer. 

The man was confronted by an Officer on the ship's quarterdeck. A struggle ensued and the intruder  took possession of the Officer's firearm.  He then fatally shot Master-at-Arms Mayo, who had responded to assist the officer.  

The intruder was then shot and killed by other security forces officers.

Mark had moved to Hagerstown in 1998 with his family.  He attended Williamsport High School where he excelled in wrestling.  

Mark enlisted in the Navy when he was 17 years old.  He had been a military policeman since he had completed special forces training in 2008.  He previously had been stationed in Bahrain and Spain.

Gabriel, Archangel, pray for Mark
Mark's comrades are in mourning over the loss of their brother. 

Family members are devastated by his senseless and tragic death.  

Mark had wanted to be involved in law enforcement since childhood.  His family states that he died a hero. 

Mark is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Sharon Blair; his father, Decondi Mayor; and siblings.

Thank you for serving, Mark.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. 

Pray that Mark is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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