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Danville Police Mourn Loss of Retired Officer

Photo provided by the Danville Police Facebook page, Danville, Illinois.

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — The Danville Police Department is mourning the death of a former police officer.

Photo provided by the Danville Police Facebook page, Danville, Illinois.

Mark Showers began working as a 911 dispatcher in 1978. He began a nearly 30-year career with the Danville Police Department on Oct. 7, 1982. Department officials said he worked primarily in the patrol division but also served as a field training officer, preparing recruits for work on the streets.


Additionally, Showers was an active member of the Police Benevolent Protective Association Branch 11 and served on its board of directors.

“Mark is remembered by those who worked with him as a ‘cop’s cop,’” Danville Police Department officials wrote on social media. “He always had the best interests of his fellow officers in mind.”

Showers retired on October 6, 2011—almost exactly 29 years after he began his career. After that, he and his wife, Kathy, retreated to the warmth of Florida.

The Danville Police Department said it would like to offer its deepest condolences to the Showers family at this difficult time.