Police Officer III Mark Filer
(EOW 8/24/93)

Mark Filer


Police Officer III Mark Filer died on August 24, 1993, exactly one week after an auto collision left him in critical condition with head injuries. Officer Filer had been on his way to work from his home in Damascus when his cruiser was struck, head-on, by a pickup truck that was making a left turn.

His family and fellow officers maintained a 24-hour vigil at the hospital, but he never regained consciousness. Officer Filer was 31 years old and a seven-year veteran of the Department.