St. Marys police officer passes away on duty

No foul play suspected
Officer Mark Lamberson. (St. Marys Police Department)
Officer Mark Lamberson. (St. Marys Police Department)(St. Marys Police Department)
Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 4:32 PM CDT
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ST. MARY’S, Kan. (WIBW) - The Saint Marys Police Department released a statement Sunday morning saying officer Mark Lamberson unexpectedly passed away while he was on duty.

Officer Lamberson had been with the department since 2013. Prior to that, he worked for the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office as a jail deputy.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said just after 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, law enforcement officials were called to an incident just north of St. Marys. 13 NEWS later learned the location was Mt. Calvary Cemetery, at 28100 Mt. Calvary Rd.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation into the circumstances surrounding Officer Lamberson’s death and will release any information they determine is necessary to public interest, but no foul play is suspected at this time.

A memorial fund has been set up for Lamberson’s family. Donations can be made at Community First Bank, 215 S. Seth Child Rd., Manhattan, KS: C/O FOB Lodge 17/SMPD.

According to the St. Marys Police Department, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be responding to calls for service within the city limits of Saint Marys over the next several days.

Officer Lamberson is survived by his wife, children, and parents.

Funeral services are pending.

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