ROSEVILLE -- A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty was laid to rest Saturday at Bayside Church: Adventure Campus in Roseville.
Law enforcement from across the country came to pay their respects to Deputy Mark Stasyuk’s family, at a memorial service in Roseville.
Deputy Stasyuk was killed on the 17th, after an angry customer shot him at the Pep Boys in Rancho Cordova.
The show of support was really unbelievable.
Roughly 1200 officers, from New York to Texas to right here in California, came to pay their respects.
All to honor and remember this young man, who gave his life protecting others.
Lining the way for their fallen brother, officers, family and friends gathered to say goodbye to Deputy Mark Stasyuk as his casket heads to his final resting place.
“Meer words can never adequately fill the void that Mark’s murder has placed in all of our lives,” said Sacramento Sheriff, Scott Jones.
But first, gathering for a memorial service to honor the 27-year-old who died protecting his community; his wife, Amy, read a heartfelt letter.
“My dearest husband, like I said in my vows to you, you truly are my best friend. You are the first person I want to share any kind of news with, good or bad,” Amy Stasyuk said.
The couple just married in March.
“I will miss sitting on our couch with you and hearing you say, ‘God, I love our life,’” said Amy Stasyuk.
Now, reflecting on their life together, she knows his law enforcement family will be there for her from this day forward.
“So, rest up, love. They’ve got it from here. They’ll hold the line,” Amy Stasyuk stated referring to Mark’s brothers and sisters in blue like his Supervisor, Sergeant Frank Fermer.
“Whether he was making a joke or telling a story, Mark made you feel like he was your friend,” said Fermer.
Reflecting on the caring, compassionate way Mark dealt with each and every person he helped in his four years as deputy, Fermer said, “we talked about his professional goals and he simply said, ’Sarge, I like to help people solve problems. and I want to know that I made someone’s life a little better.’”
Motorcycles and hundreds of law enforcement cars followed the Deputy’s casket for a final procession, before laying him to rest.
His spirit, sure to live on in the lives he touched.
“I love you so much and miss you more and more each day. Love always, your wife,” said Amy Stasyuk.
A memorial fund has been set up in Stasyuk’s name.