Kanesville Riders honor fallen Deputy with wreaths

Published: May. 2, 2017 at 7:02 PM CDT
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Even though the men and women of the Kanesville Riders Honor Guard didn't know Deputy Burbridge they placed a wreath at the make shift memorial outside of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office.

The President of the Kanesville Riders Ed Kearns is a former Pottawattamie County Corrections Officer and understands the dangers faced by deputies like Mark Burbridge.

"It's something that's personal. I know what hurts when something goes wrong, and it can happen at any time, in a split second." Kearns said.

It's been just one day after Deputy Burbridge was attacked by an escaped inmate and rushed to the hospital where he later died and already the support for the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's has been incredible they say.

"We've got a great community and we are very blessed to have the support that we have for law enforcement here." Said Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker

Danker was so moved by the make shift memorial that he personally thanked the Kanesville Riders.

It's been more than three decades since a Pottawattamie county deputy has fallen in the line of duty and Danker says it's hard to believe.

"I don't know, at least for me it really hasn't sunk in yet. It's just hard to grasp, everything's been a blur."