One year later, fallen Deputy Mark Burbridge continues to be honored by the community
8:05 AM, May 1, 2018
5:17 PM, May 1, 2018
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Ia - One year later, many are remembering Deputy Mark Burbridge who paid the ultimate sacrifice while on the job.
Burbridge was shot and killed while transporting an inmate from the Pottawattamie County Courthouse back to the jail. Deputy Pat Morgan was also injured.
A Horse of Honor was just unveiled at the the historic Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs over the weekend to keep his memory alive. It depicts many of the things that he loved including his wife, the outdoors, classic cars, and his dog.
Flags flew at half staff on Tuesday at the Pottawattamie County Jail and Pott. County Courthouse in honor of the fallen deputy. Many people who work at the courthouse and sheriff's department wore shirts to remember him.
"You know mark he was a great guy, a great deputy he's always joking around having fun," explained Sheriff Jeff Danker. "It still hurts that he's gone. Mark impacted a lot of people."
At 10:57am Tuesday morning, dispatch asked for a moment of silence to remember when Deputy Burbridge was killed. He will be honored during National Police Week in Washington DC on May 13-19.