University Letter

UND's faculty and staff newsletter

Remembering Lt. Mark Thorpe

Lt. Mark Thorpe

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of retired UND Police Lieutenant Mark Thorpe. Lt. Thorpe’s battle with cancer ended at his home on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 14, surrounded by his family.

Mark dedicated his life to service and family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Military and proudly served the University of North Dakota community for 20 years as a police officer.

The UND Police Department would like to thank everyone for their abundance of prayers and support for Mark’s family during this fight and ask for continued prayers for the Thorpe family and UND Police Department during this time.

Information about Mark’s service, along with a full obituary, is available on the Norman Funeral Home website.

The loss of a member of our UND community affects us all. As we process this loss, please know that UND has counseling services available. Faculty and staff may consult UND’s Employee Assistance Plan,, or 1.800.627.2127.