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Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr. | Savannah Police Department, Georgia Savannah Police Department, Georgia

Officer

Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, August 19, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 212

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/19/1989

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Executed

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Officer Mark MacPhail was shot and killed while working an off duty security job at a bus station.

He was shot when he responded to the cries of a homeless man who was being robbed and pistol-whipped. The robber shot Officer MacPhail underneath his vest and then again in the head as he fell.

The subject was sentenced to death and executed on September 21, 2011, twenty-two years after his conviction.

Officer MacPhail was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Savannah Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, 1-year-old daughter, infant son, mother, and siblings, and is buried in Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia.

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His son carries on his legacy, and is currently serving with Savannah as an officer. RIP sir, we've got it from here.

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