Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, August 19, 1989

Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

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.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 212
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed

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