May 2, 2017

Mark Burbridge - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Iowa

Mark Burbridge
Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge, age 43, died in the line of duty on May 1, 2017, at the County Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Deputy Burbridge was a member of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office, based in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He had also worked for the Council Bluff's Police Department. He had 12 years of service in law enforcement.

Mark and another Deputy were returning two prisoners to the County jail after a court appearance. One of inmates was able to grab one of the deputy's guns and shot them both. He then stole the transport van and fled the scene. He also shot a citizen during a carjacking attempt. He then abducted a woman and forced her to drive him from the scene in her vehicle. 

After a high speed chase, the man, Wesley Correa-Carmenaty, in his early 20's, was taken into custody. He was already facing 45 years in prison for a previous murder that he had committed in March of 2016. 

The other injured Deputy, Pat Morgan, is in a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Mark and for
those who have lost him. 

The members of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. Mark was a valued deputy who was friendly and jovial. He will be forever remembered.

Mark's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was one of the good guys. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Mark is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to the community, Mark. 

Pray for justice for Mark.

God save us from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

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

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