Deputy Mark Stasyuk, lost his life in the line of duty on Monday, Sept. 17th, 2018, at 27 years old.
End of Watch: September 17, 2018
Deputy Mark Stasyuk, graduated from San Juan High School in 2009. On April 15, 2020, San Juan High School and the San Juan Alumni Association dedicated a bench in Senior Square to Honor our San Juan Alumni and fallen officer, Mark Stasyuk.
Peace Officers Memorial Under Construction
On September 17, 2018, Rancho Cordova Police Officer Mark Stasyuk made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting our community. The loss has left a lasting impression on our community that continues to show an outpouring of support for Officer Stasyuk, his family, as well as for his RCPD and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office family.
A Peace Officers Memorial is under construction outside of RCPD on Kilgore Road to memorialize and recognize Rancho Cordova Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while on-duty. The memorial will give our community a communal place to remember and honor Officer Stasyuk’s dedication and sacrifice. Multiple partners have contributed to the memorial, and a monument unveiling is anticipated in 2021.
“On September 17, 2018, Officer Mark Stasyuk and beat partner Officer Julie Robertson responded to a call regarding a verbal disturbance at a local auto parts store in the 10,000 block of Folsom Boulevard. A gun battle ensued and Officer Stasyuk was mortally wounded. Officer Stasyuk was transported to UC Davis Medical Center but, despite heroic measures, succumbed to his injuries.
Officer Stasyuk was a four-and-a-half year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. His life-long aspirations were fulfilled as he served our community of Rancho Cordova as a patrol officer. He was a self-motivated, energetic officer who enjoyed meeting our City’s students and residents , and he was well-liked by all who met him. He embraced a partnership with his community and valued personal relationships with its residents. Officer Stasyuk demonstrated great potential for a distinguished career with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
Officer Stasyuk had many facets that made him the man he was. He was a source of great pride to the Russian community. Officer Stasyuk was a beloved son, brother and husband. He is survived by his wife, Amy, as well as his mother, father and younger sister. Officer Stasyuk had a great love of the outdoors, especially fishing and diving. He was a devout Christian and demonstrated his faith in his daily life. He was a friend to be counted on and exuded a positive attitude and infectious smile.
RCPD received an outpouring of support from our community in the wake of the death of Officer Stasyuk. In honor and remembrance of Officer Stasyuk, and to support our officers, residents, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and more tied blue ribbons around trees in their front yards or at their businesses.
The loss of Officer Mark Stasyuk will leave a lasting scar on his law enforcement family and our community. Officer Stasyuk’s sacrifice will remain an inspiration to all as we strive to live our lives and serve our community with the same vigor and commitment that he displayed every day. We will never forget.”