Police Officer Marc Todd Atkinson

Police Officer Marc Todd Atkinson

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, March 26, 1999

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Marc Todd Atkinson

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 at 3000 N. 30th Street. 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, a law enforcement officer of five years and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm, is survived by his wife and six-month-old child.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 5930

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Three suspects arrested

narcotics, ambushed

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IN LIGHT OF CURRENT EVENTS SURROUNDING OUR SOUTHERN BORDER, YOUR MEMORY ALWAYS COMES BACK TO ME. MARK WORKED OFF DUTY SECURITY AT THE STORE WHERE I WAS EMPLOYED. I REMEMBER HIM AS GOOD HUMORED AND ALWAYS SMILING. THE PROBLEM WITH OPEN BORDERS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME....TOO MANY GOOD CITIZENS PAYING A TERRIBLE PRICE FOR POLITICAL REASONS.

RUSS E KADING

January 18, 2019

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