Deputy Burbridge was remembered this morning by Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber, who said about the 12-year veteran of the sheriff's department lost yesterday, "Mark is one of those guys that always had a smile on his face ... he was always a joy to be around."
Omaha police officer Jason Messerschmidt grew up with Burbridge in Missouri Valley, and talked about the dynamic of being a cop in and around your hometown. "Mark and I were the two local guys," he said, "So, I think it was a little tougher for us. But, we enjoyed it."
CLICK HERE for the conversations I had this morning with both of these men.