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Police Officer Marc Todd Atkinson | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer

Marc Todd Atkinson

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, March 26, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 5930

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/26/1999

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Three suspects arrested

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Officer Marc Atkinson was shot and killed after being ambushed by suspected drug traffickers.

Officer Atkinson was driving a marked patrol car while following the suspects, who turned a corner, stopped their vehicle, and waited for him. As he turned the corner, the three suspects opened fire, striking him twice in the head, killing him. A citizen who witnessed the incident engaged the suspects in a gunfight with his own weapon, seriously wounding one. The other two suspects fled but were later arrested.

Officer Atkinson is survived by his wife and six-month-old child.

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as a child/student i am very sad! because of the officer that died for us i will always honor you and i will never forget you at all you will always live in my heart !
~S.H.M <3

a former student of marc t atkinson
December 13, 2013


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