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Fallen Brothers» Mark Mansfield

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Mansfield family and the Overland Fire Department of Kansas. FireFighter/EMT Mark Mansfield, 30, an 11 year veteran with the Overland Fire Department, died Saturday, April 6, 2002. Mark was found in his bunk at Fire Station 1 just before 6AM not breathing and without a pulse. His brothers were unable to resuscitate him. He was transported to Shawnee Mission Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His cause of death is under investigation.

     Mark became an explorer at 15 years old and joined the Overland Fire Department in 1991. Mark's father, Richard, who passed away 2 years ago, was a veteran volunteer with the Shawnee Fire Department. Mark also worked part time as a police officer with the Roeland Park Police Department. He had also been a part-time police officer with the Paola Police Department. Please visit the memorial page at the Over land Fire Department website here.

     Our brother Mark is survived by his mother, a brother and two sisters. A visitation wll be held Wednesday, April 10, 2002 5PM-8PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shawnee, Kansas. A funeral will be held Thursday, April 11, 2002 10AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church followed by a processional and burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Following burial services, a reception will be held at the Overland Park Fire Department Fire Training Center in Overland Park 12:30PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to:

Overland Park Fire Explorers Scout Post
c/o Overland Park Fire Department
9550 West 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212-5062
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