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Officer Robert Terry Mackie | Los Banos Police Department, California Los Banos Police Department, California

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Robert Terry Mackie

Los Banos Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, August 14, 1949

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 9 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Mackie was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a home after receiving reports that a man had a gun. The suspect was known to the officers and had been involved in several similar calls.

When the officers arrived Officer Mackie went to the front door as the other officer went around to the rear of the home. The suspect confronted Officer Mackie and opened fire with a shotgun, striking him in the face. Officer Mackie fired a round from his pistol at the same time, but the round went through the suspect's hat.

The suspect fled the scene but was later shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Mackie had served with the Los Banos Police Department for 9 months. He was survived by his wife, 1-year-old daughter, and 1-month-old son.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 21, 2013

 

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