Community Support Growing For Slain Deputy


(WOWT) - Dozens from the community of fallen Deputy Mark Burbridge gathered Tuesday to share their favorite stories about the Deputy.

A man who they describe as full of laughter inducing stories.

"I do know if he were here there'd probably still be the same number of crying eyes it would just be from laughter. Mark's main goal in life was to make people laugh." said one friend at the vigil.

Even in his work as a Deputy Mark brought laughter and love when people needed it. One woman at the vigil knew mark from school and was recently in a scary accident.

Luckily for her Mark was the Deputy on scene and was quick to help her feel better.

"When he started doing his thing and doing his job but yet able to make me laugh like he used to when I was in high school I realized that that was why Mark was doing what he was doing." said the former classmate.

Funeral services are pending.  Another deputy, Pat Morgan, was wounded by gunfire and is recovering in the hospital.

The man accused of shooting them both is facing murder and attempted murder charges.  Wesley Correa- Carmenaty was arrested in Omaha and will have an extradition hearing on Wednesday. 

BELOW: Members of his graduating class posed for a picture as they held on to their lit candles.


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