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A Tribute For Sgt. Kevin Marxen

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UPDATE: There will be a candlelight walk on Friday in honor of Davenport Police Sergeant Kevin Marxen. He died suddenly Tuesday while on a routine jog on the Centennial Bridge walkway. Friends and loved ones will meet in the parking lot of Modern Woodman Park at 6 p.m. Friday and then plan to walk across the Centennial Bridge and back with candles lit in remembrance.

Sgt. Marxen's Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, downtown Davenport. Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport, where a prayer service will be at 4:30 p.m.

ORIGINAL: The Davenport Police Department is remembering a veteran officer who collapsed and died while out on a routine jog. Sgt. Kevin Marxen was found on the walkway on the Centennial Bridge around 3:30 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Police say he had collapsed from an apparent heart attack and could not be revived.

In an email sent by Assistant Chief of Police Don Schaeffer, Sgt. Marxen was the 2nd Shift Patrol Supervisor and a 36-year veteran known for his routine "Bridge Runs". He would leave the police station, jog across the Government Bridge into Rock Island and return into Davenport using the Centennial Bridge. Tuesday was Sgt. Marxen's day off, but he popped into the second shift briefing, wished everyone a safe tour and then went out for his run.

Schaeffer says they knew Marxen as "Rudy", named after the inspirational Notre Dame Football walk-on who personified the Four Cs: character, courage, contribution and commitment.

Police ask everyone for their support and understanding at this time.

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