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St. Lucie County school resource deputy recovering from critical injuries after motorcycle crash

Posted at 11:52 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 04:28:02-05

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — A St. Lucie County school resource deputy is fighting for his life at a Treasure Coast hospital following a motorcycle crash.

Mark Sarvis, 53, was critically injured in the Sunday crash off Jenkins Road.

Tuesday, dozens of his friends, family, colleagues, and members of his motorcycle club gathered for a vigil outside Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

“We’re going to believe by faith that God’s going to work on this brother tonight. Amen,” a pastor said, leading the vigil.

Mark’s brother, Craig Sarvis, said he has been as the hospital since Sunday. He stepped out to join the vigil and thank the group for the support.

“He’s got a long road ahead of him, so I really appreciate every one of you,” Craig said.

Craig explained Mark has undergone three surgeries since the crash and has a fourth surgery scheduled on Thanksgiving.

He said the crash is believed to be nothing more than an accident, with neither speeding or alcohol believed to be factors.

Mark was taking his motorcycle to the shop to prepare for a Sunday ride when the crash involving a car happened.

Craig said outside of Mark’s job as a school resource deputy at Mariposa Elementary School, riding his motorcycle was his favorite hobby.

“There’s a lot of people who haven’t heard and when they go back to school after Thanksgiving break and they find out, it’s going to be tough,” Craig said.

Now, Craig waits and hopes for good news that Mark will make a strong recovery.

“Miracles happen. Mark isn’t giving up on this and neither are we,” Craig said.

Mark has been in law enforcement for 23 years and has received multiple heroism awards.