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Law Enforcement Veteran Honored With Memorial Service

Mark Sundermeier, a longtime law enforcement officer with various agencies, was feted on Saturday afternoon as hundreds attended his funeral service. Sundermeier died while diving in Hawaii in October. He served in the Omaha Police Department for 25 years before founding it and served on the Metropolitan Community College Police Department. At the time of Sundermeier’s death, he was serving part-time as an officer with the Bennington Police Department. “He had honor,” said Mike Roth, Sundermeier’s cousin. “’Honour’ is the best word I could use to describe Mark. He always kept his head up and always did what was right.” Sundermeier’s family watched and listened as children, relatives and people who have crossed Mark’s path throughout his life shared what Mark meant to them. “There’s so many people here because he was loved by a lot of people, and it’s so nice to see these people that you didn’t even know had an impact on their lives,” Roth said. The honor guard attended the service , members of various law enforcement agencies including Bennington Police Chief Andrew Hilscher and people from across the state. Mark leaves behind a wife, four children and six grandchildren. Jon Sundermeier, Mark’s brother, is adamant that Mark’s legacy will be his family after Mark’s death.

Mark Sundermeier, a longtime law enforcement officer with various agencies, was feted on Saturday afternoon as hundreds attended his funeral service.

Sundermeier died while diving in Hawaii in October.

He served in the Omaha Police Department for 25 years before founding and serving at the Metropolitan Community College Police Department. At the time of Sundermeier’s death, he was serving part-time as an officer with the Bennington Police Department.

“He had honor,” said Mike Roth, Sundermeier’s cousin. “’Honour’ is the best word I could use to describe Mark. He always kept his head up and always did the right thing.”

Sundermeier’s family watched and listened as children, relatives and people who had met Mark throughout his life shared what Mark meant to them.

“There’s so many people here because he was loved by a lot of people, and it’s so nice to see these people that you didn’t even know had an impact on their lives,” Roth said.

The service was attended by the honor guard, members of various law enforcement agencies including Bennington Police Chief Andrew Hilscher, and people from across the state.

Mark leaves behind a wife, four children and six grandchildren. Jon Sundermeier, Mark’s brother, firmly believes Mark’s legacy will be his family.

“He was an amazing family man and just an incredible role model for anyone who cares about how to love their life,” said Jon Sundermeier.

Read KETV’s first article on Mark’s death.

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