Family, Friends Mourn Officer Killed By Squad Car

Nov 9, 2007

A Minneapolis Park Police Officer critically injured last week when he was hit by a squad car during a chase died at noon on Friday.

Mark Bedard, 34, was a 12-year veteran of the park police.

Bedard’s widow, Andrea Bedard, said, “Mark was a great husband and wonderful father to our son, Nicholas.”

On Nov. 1, Bedard and several other park officers and Minneapolis Police Officers responded to a report of shots fired in north Minneapolis.  Bedard was chasing a suspect on foot into an alley when he was struck by a Minneapolis Police squad car which was also pursuing the suspect.

Read more at WCCO

Parkwatch would like to offer its condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Bedard.

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