Mark Haydn Larson

March 19, 1964March 24, 2014
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Mark Haydn Larson, 50, a former police officer, passed away March 24, 2014 in Jacksonville, FL. Mark was born March 19, 1964 in Houston, Texas to James and Ruth (Grace) Larson. Mark served 4 ½ years on the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department and was on duty patrolling one morning when he made a stop which resulted in a confrontation leaving him badly injured and fighting for his life. Mark did many years of physical therapy and had to relearn task that a left hander took for granted such as something as easy as writing. Mark retired with medical disability from the force in 1996. He was a member of fraternal Order of Police. Mark leaves many to cherish his memories to include his loving wife of 10 years, Erica Larson; his son who he cherished, Christian Larson; his father James Larson (Lupita); his mother Ruth Stark ( J. Howard); two brothers Chris Larson and Erick Larson; one sister Lisa Cosper. Family will receive family and friends Sunday, April 6, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday April 7, 2014 at Harvest Time Sanctuary Church of God, 4502 Old Middleburg Road, Jacksonville, FL 32210 with Chaplin Clarence Jarrell officiating. Interment will follow the services at Riverside Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 6, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 7, 2014

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Genna Brown-LaPerla

March 28, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of Marks passing. I knew him as a teen and my Mom and his Mom where friends. We both thought of Mark this week almost the same day. My Mom was looking for Ruth found out about Marks death. He was a brave man. I am so sorry for your loss. I would love to reconnect with Ruth.

Amy Crawford

April 10, 2014

I will remember you as a hero for many reasons but the one closest to my heart is that my sweet friend Erica found her home in your smile and in your heart. You were an incredible husband and father. You will be missed dearly.

Jane Brown

April 9, 2014

Mark was a dear friend to us. In the beginning, dealing with his injuries was difficult, but after hard work, he seemed to be coming back to his old self. We have kind of lost touch, in the last several years, occasionally bumping into him in a restaurant somewhere. Always had a smile. I think this is what we will miss the most about Mark.

Eric and Marshs Martin

April 9, 2014

We sat near the Larsons for many years in section 441 at the Jaguar games each and every home game...Very saddened for this sweet family. Our prayers and thoughts are with Erica, Christian, and the rest of the family.

E. B. Walker (Ret. JSO Correction Sgt.)

April 7, 2014

Mark, you will be missed by many. You had a long hard fight, but now you can rest. For all of us that knew you, you will be missed. Your family has an angel watching over them now. R.I.P. Brother in Blue.

John Keane

April 7, 2014

The Board, Members and Staff of the Police and Fire Pension Fund extend our deep sympathy to the family of Retired Police Officer Mark H. Larson. May he rest in Peace.
May he rest in Peace.

John Keane
Executive Director - Administrator

Mike Donley

April 7, 2014

It was an honor to have known you. RIP

Sonny and Angie sams

April 7, 2014

RIP Mark you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

James E. Dunn Dunn - JSO-Retired

April 7, 2014

God bless and keep You and Your family.

wendy reeves

April 7, 2014

I truly believe he is right by your side and will help you through this time. I wish we had met him...

Wendy, Jamison & Ronin