Mark Alan Morgan, 64, passed away at his residence on August 10, 2021. Mark was born in Indianapolis, IN, Sunday September 30, 1956. After a 4 month battle with advanced cancer, he passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife, with his son, Tyler, and his great nephew Nate Dibrell by his side, and his favorite cat, Melvin.
Mark passionately and with dedication, served the Speedway and Indianapolis Community throughout his service as a Sergeant with the Speedway Police department. Sergeant Morgan had joined the Speedway Police Department in 1981 and worked in the Detective Division and Operations Division. He was also a member of SWAT, the DUI Task Force, F.A.C.T. team Squad Leader, Honor Guard, and served as a Field Training Officer. Participating in all races at the Indianapolis 500, he was a constant figure either directing traffic at 16th and Lynhurst, or working inside the track. He retired after a full 40 years of protecting and serving on July 1, 2021.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Paul E. Morgan and his wife Rosemary (McMahel) Morgan. He is survived by the love of his life, and prank partner, his wife, Kandi (Nay), whom he married on October 21, 1989. He is also survived by his sons; Tyler (Amanda) Morgan, Michael Morgan, grandchildren; Sophia and Matthew, brother; Gary (Kathryn) Morgan; and many beloved family members, life-long friends and co-workers of the Thin Blue Line.
For those wishing to attend, the viewing and services will take place this
Saturday, August 21st
Indiana Memorial Funeral Care and Cremation.
Indiana Memorial - Indianapolis
3562 W. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Tel: (317) 637-5333
Directions to Indiana Memorial: CLICK HERE
Please note Saturday's visitation time for both family and friends is listed below:
Family visitation will be from 12:00 Noon till 1:00pm.
Public visitation for friends & family will run 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Service for Mark will begin about 3:15 pm.
After the Service, a procession of cars will wind their way through Old Speedway, New Speedway and past the 500 Track and will end up back at the Indiana Memorial. The procession will also go past Mark's old Speedway Police Station. All of this will be to honor Sgt. Mark Morgan's 40 years of devoted service to the City of Speedway and their citizens.
Thanks everyone for your prayers, thoughts, and kind words during this Celebration of Life for Mark!! He will be dearly missed, and may stories of him last forever.
That will be his legacy!
Following the service, the Speedway Police Department will escort Sergeant Morgan and his family past 4 locations in the Town of Speedway. Sergeant Morgan’s assigned squad car will lead the coach in the procession. Anyone wishing to line the procession route should be in place 15 minutes after the end of the service. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will allow the use of Main Gate East and Main Gate West at the intersection of 16th Street and Polco Street for vehicles to line up inside the cable fencing across the south side of 16th Street. We ask that all officers attending the funeral line up with their front bumpers facing 16th Street with the officers standing at attention when the procession passes. No other police vehicles besides the vehicles conducting the escort and family members will be allowed in the procession. We ask those officers lining 16th Street to stay in place after the procession passes the first time, as it will make its way back eastbound on 16th Street after Sergeant Morgan passes by other locations in town.
Westbound 10th Street from Indiana Memorial to Holt Road/Olin Avenue
Northbound Olin Avenue to 16th Street
Westbound 16th Street passing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Westbound 16th Street/Crawfordsville Road to Lynhurst Drive passing the Speedway Municipal Center at 5300 Crawfordsville Road
Southbound Lynhurst Drive to 10th Street passing the old Speedway Police Department at 1410 North Lynhurst Drive
Eastbound 10th Street to Main Street
Northbound Main Street to 16th Street passing Fundae’s Ice Cream
Eastbound 16th Street to Polco Street
Southbound Polco Street to 10th Street – The Coach will pause after turning onto Polco Street. Amazing Grace will be played on the bag pipes with the Speedway P.D. Honor Guard standing at attention. Once the song is complete, the procession will continue under the Speedway Fire Department Garrison Flag.
Eastbound 10th Street to Indiana Memorial
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