05/03/2017, 10:15a.m. Funeral details have been released for slain deputy Mark Burbridge. Deputy Mark Burbridge will be honored on Monday, May 8th at 10:00 AM. The service will take place at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, located at 1 Arena Way in Council Bluffs.
The public is welcome to attend the service. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office will publish route information for the funeral procession when it is finalized.
Tonight the community is reeling: A 43-year-old deputy is dead, a suspect in custody after shootings, a carjacking and police chase.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputies Mark Burbridge and Pat Morgan were just doing their job, taking an inmate from the courthouse to the jail: less than a three mile drive: when investigators believe that inmate attacked. Both men where shot. Burbridge died from his wounds.
The memorial here outside the Pottawattamie County Courthouse is lit up tonight in a touching show of support for deputy Mark Burbridge and the law enforcement community.
Candles, blue balloons and flowers adorn the spot where people are coming together to pay tribute to Deputy Burbridge and his service and sacrifice.
The outpouring of support on social media is far and wide. Sarpy County Sheriffs Office tweeted out their condolences while La Vista Police tweeted about the heartbreak saying they'll always be united. Omaha and Bellevue police also pledged their support.
And here in Council Bluffs, courthouse employees like Jeremy Myers who knew Deputy Burbridge banded together to remember their brother in blue.
"I know him know him well work with him and uh and my son likes police men, firemen, we stop here a lot get him treats and stuff I told him today what happened that an officer passed away, died, and he wanted to go see the policeman and not being able to go see him...we chose to go get some balloons and a flag for him and put that out, show him thanks."
Deputy Burbridge worked for the Missouri Valley Police department before joining the Pottawattamie County Sheriffs Office. In a Facebook post, They offered their condolences along with the message "In valor there is hope."
A memorial fund has been set up to assist Deputy Burbridge’s wife and children. Donations can be made at any Treynor State Bank location.