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Pott. Co. Courthouse workers honor Deputy

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Posted at 5:10 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 18:10:50-04

A number of people who worked alongside fallen Deputy Mark Burbridge honored him outside his place of work.  He spent much of his time at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse either escorting inmates or working security in the lobby.

Hundreds line S. 6th St. in Downtown Council Bluffs to honor Deputy Burbridge who was shot and killed last week.  Authorities say an inmate got a hold of a gun while in the transport area of the Pott. County Jail and shot him.  He later died at the hospital.  Dep. Pat Morgan was also shot and has since left the hospital.

The Pottawattamie County Courthouse was completely shut down for the day on Monday so people who work there could go to the funeral or procession.

Courthouse personnel say they often saw Deputy Burbridge working the security desk; scanning people through the metal detectors.

“It’s not a day off there’s a reason why they closed the courthouse and he touched everybody every day.  Everybody saw him.  With the security now that we have he was up front and everybody saw him, he was always friendly he always said ‘hi.’  He and Pat both we see all the time,” said Joe Casson, a Commercial Appraiser with the Pott. County Assessor’s Office.

All court hearings for May 8 have been rescheduled at the Pott. Co. Courthouse.