Wife of slain deputy remembers husband in letter

Posted at 4:02 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 17:31:05-05

The wife of Deputy Mark Logsdon, who was killed in the line of duty last week, issued a letter to the community Thursday.

In the letter, she talks about her love for her husband, thanks community for support and asks for privacy in the coming days.

The letter reads as follows:

Dear Family, Friends, and Community,

Words cannot express our gratitude for the overwhelming support since the death of my hero, DFC Mark Logsdon of the Harford County Sheriff's Office.  My family and I are heartbroken by Mark's death but are finding peace and comfort in the kindness of strangers, the love of our community, the support of allied law enforcement agencies, and the prayers of many.

Mark proudly wore the uniform of a Harford County Deputy Sheriff and worked every day to protect his community, but beneath the uniform he was just Mark…a great guy, a great friend, and a great deputy.  To the Sheriff's Office, thank you for being Mark's friend.  He loved each of you and was so proud to be a member of the law enforcement community. 

Mark was not only my husband, he was my best friend.  We dreamed of the days of retirement, warm weather, and endless golf courses.  Now, I would give everything away and live in a cardboard box, if I could just be with Mark again.  He was - he is - my world and I don't know how I will move forward without him by my side.  He was truly special. He was a hero every day, not just to me, but to his parents, his sister, and three beautiful children.

This week has devastated my life and reminded me that life is precious and can change in the blink of an eye.  Mark would want me to tell all of you to live life as he did - to the fullest.  Love each other, laugh with each other, and always remember to cherish every moment, as if it could be your last.

And while I know that you all share in my grief, I ask for privacy.  As I try to simply survive the next few days, my family and I ask for your understanding and patience.  Please give me the opportunity to find solace in my memories and privately grieve  the loss of my Mark. 

With love and respect,
Jennifer Logsdon