St. Mary’s Police Officer Dies Unexpectedly While On Duty
On Saturday, the Saint Mary’s Police Department announced the heartbreaking news that one of their officers had died unexpectedly while on duty, KCTV 5 reported.
In a statement, Chief Police Derek Cid announced that Officer Mark Lamberson died unexpectedly while on duty.
“Officer Mark Lamberson with the Saint Marys Police Department unexpectedly passed away while on duty on July 2, 2022,” Officer Cid said in a statement. “Officer Lamberson, a long-time valued member of the Saint Marys Police Department, began his service to our community in 2013.”
Officer Lamberson previously worked as a jail deputy for the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office.
“The loss of Officer Lamberson is tragic for all who knew, worked, and loved him. Saint Mary’s Police Department is requesting the community to allow the family and members of the Department time to mourn his loss privately,” according to the statement posted on Facebook.
Officials stated that no foul play was suspected and would continue their investigation.
“The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is leading the investigation into the circumstances surrounding Officer Lambersons’ passing and will release any information they determine is necessary and relevant to public interest, however no foul play is suspected,” the post stated.
“Officer Lamberson is survived by his wife, children, and parents. In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made for the family to Community First Bank, 215 S Seth Child Road, Manhattan, Kansas: C/O: FOP Lodge 17 / SMPD. Funeral services are pending at this time,” the post concluded.
Tributes have been paid to Officer Mark Lamberson.
Officer Lamberson passed away on duty yesterday.
He was a family friend
Co-worker of my husband and I
And an officer I dispatched for
He leaves behind a wife Sarah and 2 children.
Thank you for your service Mark pic.twitter.com/TC7zgksMUW
— D’vorah (@Dvorah_bat_Davi) July 3, 2022
Thinking today of Officer Mark Lamberson of my hometown of St.Marys who tragically lost his life in the line of duty. Prayers for Officer Lamberson and his friends & family.
Thinking of the entire SM and law enforcement communities as well.
— Derik Flerlage (@DerikFler) July 3, 2022
His name was Mark Lamberson, a police officer for Saint Mary’s Police Department. Mark died unexpectedly while on duty. No signs of foul play or other details are being reported. Rest Easy Brother. Prayers for his family of blue and blood.#podcast #radio #talkradio #talkshow pic.twitter.com/wnFdupFjFF
— John Jay Wiley (@JohnWil21815218) July 5, 2022
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