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Detective Mary P. McCord | Montgomery Police Department, Alabama Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Detective

Mary P. McCord

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 5, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer McCord was a Vice and Narcotics Detective who was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspected drug dealer on Traction Avenue. As the suspect resisted arrest he shot Officer McCord and shot and seriously wounded her partner. The suspect turned himself in a short time later. He was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. In 1985 he received a new trial and was sentenced to life without parole.

She was the first female Alabama Police Officer killed in the line of duty.

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You will not be forgotten by us, and Alabama should always remember the loss of one of its bravest daughters. Rest in peace my sister.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)
January 5, 2017

 

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