Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Marc Muncy

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, April 5, 1995

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Reflections for Sergeant Marc Muncy

Rest in peace Sergeant Muncy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 27, 2019

Thinking of a great man today. It seems every year to get harder thinking that you left at such a young age and the family you left behind. I remember the fishing, hunting, and your visits often. How i have managed to make it 5 years older now than you were when you left and with 2 children of my own. I remember riding in your bronco and visiting your home and how you visited often. I remember you bring over a sega and me and my brother playing a western shooting game on the t.v. Alot of great memories. You are greatly missed, i wonder how hunting seasons would be if you were still around and the memories, with all of the family, missed out on.

Chief Deputy Ryan Cain
Vinton County Sheriffs office / nephew

April 5, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Marc Muncy of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 5, 2019

My husband, Tom was first on the scene trying to help out Marc, he witnessed the accident and tried to help him out of his squad car, to no avail. To this day he talks about Marc and wondered if there was something more he could’ve done.

Pam Black

April 5, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Marc Muncy of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 63 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 5, 2018

I thought about you a lot today. Well to be honest I do everyday but for some reason I did more today than normal. which is actually how I stumbled across this website. Searching your name on the internet brings up pictures of you that are easily accessible and I was just needing to see your face. I saw the site and decided to read what some of the reflections written to you . Seeing how you've really touched everyone's lives makes me so happy but I also think a lot about how it's not fair. It's not fair that I did not get to know you like they did, hear your voice, just the any of the little things I'm sure most people take for granted. I constantly hear from friends of yours about your jokes and humor and even how we look just alike . I hope I make you proud with the life I've been given and I hope you know how much I miss and love you dad . I'm always thinking of you .

Zachary Muncy
Zachary Muncy son of Sgt. Marc Muncy

November 5, 2015

Hey Marc,

Although I still think about you all the time, it saddens me to think about why I'm reaching out to you today. I'm sure you see what is going on in the world, the war waged against police around the country. It leaves me with great concern that officers may not be as prepared and trained as I feel I am thanks to you.

I ask that you help protect our brothers and sisters in blue, help them to have eyes in the back of their heads, to be ever vigilant about their surroundings. However, also help them to not be wound so tight that every incident turns into a cluster, that it's ok to have compassion for others, that the people we come in contact with are just that, people. Some make bad decisions, but they are people.

Help those folks around us to see us as people as well. I know when I was young, I used to think officers were like robots, they worked all the time and never ate or took a break, soulless and careless to their every day dealings. I want to thank you for teaching me otherwise, that this job is just a job, that I can still be myself which helps me in dealing and coping with situations I encounter.

I always wonder and hope that I am living up to your expectations, as you are a model example of what we should be like in this field. You are never forgotten.

Sergeant Bernard D. Anderson #5306
Columbus, Ohio Division of Police

December 21, 2014

Tonight is the night of the Cake Auction and rifle raffle. It will be wonderful to see the contestants and attendees coming together to support the scholarship fund. Your legacy lives on through our memories and actions. You trained many police officers during your career. Those officers are part of your legacy. They continue to serve the community in the same selfless manner that you did.

By the way, my 7 year old daughter made a cake for the auction. As you guessed, it looks like a cake decorated by a 7 year old. She has a big heart and loves to help people. When I mentioned the cake auction she immediately asked if she could make a cake and enter the contest. Of course I said yes. It should be fun tonight. I still smile when I think of you calling someone a 'flipperhead" on the radio. Those were my "good old days".

Commander Alex Behnen
Columbus Ohio Division of Police

October 23, 2014

Where has the time gone my friend? Today marks the 19th anniversary of your passing over to the light. Always the first in and the last out, I know in my heart that your spirit continues to watch over those in peril. Still missing and thinking of you after all of these years. RIP buddy.

Dan Cockerham, Police Officer, Ret.
Columbus, Ohio Div. of Police

April 5, 2014

I will never forget hearing that you were taken from us too soon. you are always in our hearts and minds. Never forgotten!

K Mielke, police officer

April 5, 2013

You are remembered and honored today. Your family is in my heart's embrace and it is good to read of their achievements and milestones. I know that you have been missed every day of the past seventeen years. Becky, I wish you well in the next chapters of your life and am sure Marc rejoices in your new life... I know that wherever life takes you, you take Marc with you.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 5, 2012

Becky I didn't know Mark .On this day you and i shared the most horrible day of our lives.I am Joe Rich's Wife Nancy.I knew about Mark and when one of Joe's friends told me about him, i said many prayers for you and your family.I knew what lied ahead for you. I hope You continue to move forward with your life.I'm sure Mark Is pleased. It's been 26 years since Joe died. On this day you can reflect back and recall so many memories. I hope this day you and your children remember the happy days.I will continue to pray.

Love
Nancy Rich

Nancy Rich
columbus police dept.

April 5, 2012

Hey Marc,

It's been a while, sorry. I think about you all the time, hoping I turned out the way you thought I might. I'm sure you see, I'm a sergeant now and have 15pct as my own. I see your picture every day at roll call, and let my officers know who you are and what you did for me. I call on you for support at times, because I know you are there, protecting us all. Thank you, you will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Bernard Anderson
Columbus Division of Police / S15B

February 7, 2012

It's been a long time since I left a posting and so much has been going on in our lives. Today seemed quite an appropriate day because Zach is off doing what you loved most...deer hunting. Mike started deer hunting a few years ago. He had been wanting to take up hunting for a number of years, but it was never a "passion" for him. He finally went out with his cousin in eastern Ohio and took Zachary. I think a big part of the reason he finally decided to start going was because he knew you were a big hunter and he knew Zach really want to go and so they did. It's amazing cause Zachary is using your shotgun, that had been given to you by your father. How cool is that, that Zach is using your gun. I am just thrilled that it has been passed down just as it should. I have no doubt Zach will one day share this experience and gun with his own son.

Eryne is doing so well in school. I am so proud of her. She has found her niche with education and has decided she wants to teach in a low income school. She did a field study in one last month and LOVED the experience. Again, I am so proud of her. She may end up in law school like me but I really think she will be a fabulous teacher.

Zachary did something else I am very proud of...he enlisted in the Marines. He thought long and hard about it and did more research than ever imagined. I am anxious about him being deployed, but I know he made the right decision for himself. He still may go to college and switch from active duty to the reserves, but I think he is will end up in active duty, which I think will actually be better for him in the long run. He is doing so much to prepare himself physically and mentally...I know you can see him. His in amazing physical condition and keeps working with a trainer to get even better. He will make a remarkable marine.

The end of the year is going to be bringing about a lot of changes for our family. Mike and I are going to be married. It's weird thinking of being married again. I have been a Muncy longer than I was Dawson (my maiden name) and so that will be odd. It's odd that after all this time it still feels like I am letting go of another part of my old life. Mike and I have been together for a long time and the only thing that will really change is my last name and my "status" but changing that name is letting go of one more part of our life together. I am happy, the kids are happy and it is a good thing for me, but there is always the BUT...

The other change is with my career...I am making a career change at the end of the year/beginning of the new year. I will have to write more about that at another time.

Christmas will be here in a few weeks. Your brother Michael is going to be hosting Christmas as with the tradition and so the kids will be going there on the 16th. Mike and I will join them later. Your family has been great about including us (Mike and i) in their holiday celebration and I appreciate that. They are all coming to our wedding too. That makes me feel so good.

As always, keep watching over the kids. They are so wonderful. Thanks for always keeping them safe.

love,
Becky

The end of this year is going to be bringing about a lot of changes for us.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy

December 2, 2011

Becky,

While I never knew Marc, I want you to know the impact that his story has had on me. I work with a gentleman named Garry Lawson who DID work with Marc and he told me the story today. I am a driving instructor for my Police Department and am preparing a class/powerpoint. I asked Ofc. Lawson in roll call if he had anything I could add to the lesson plan and he told me about Marc's crash.

Since then I have been reading your blogs on his site and you need to know that I have cried more in the last 8 hrs than I have all year! I fully intent to integrate Marc's story into my lesson plan and (with your permission) I would like to use one of your posts from this site in my powerpoint to drive home the importance of our officers getting home safely to their families. Please know that the way I drive my patrol car and my level of attentiveness has forever been changed by Marc. I sent you a friend request on facebook (in case you are wondering who the heck I was!)

Officer J. Chiles
Vandalia Police, Vandalia Ohio

August 15, 2011

The 15th anniversary of your death has come and gone. Zachary was on spring break last week and we took him to Florida for the week with a couple of his friends and their moms. In the past I had planned some sort of "event" for the milestone anniversaries, but was unsure what to do this year due to us being out of town. I remembered when we went to Washington D.C. the year of the 10th anniversary of your death the kids and I wrote letters to you, put them in plastic protection and hung them on the wall near your name. That gave me an idea of what we could do for this anniversary. I had the kids write letters again, and I did the same. We then put the letters in a bottle, sealed it and then Zachary and I took it out to a pier and threw it into the ocean. Interestingly enough, the last time I had the kids write letters Eryne was resistant to the idea because she said she didn't know what to write and then Zachary had no hesitation at all with the project. This time, Eryne was the one with no hesitation and Zachary was the resistant one. In the end they both wrote something (although Zach kept his private). I know you have continued to watch over them during the last fifteen years and I am so thankful they have had your guidance. As with each anniversary, I still find it hard to believe you have been gone as long as you have. I reflect on all that you have missed through the years. In that reflection I realize that you have not missed anything, we are the ones who have missed out by not having you with us through all the good and bad times. Fortunately, the kids have flourished and amazingly wonderful children. I am eternally greatful to have them in my life.

Continue to watch over us and keep your protecting arms around them.

love,
Becky

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

April 13, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 5, 2010

WOW,Zach turned 16 years old today. Man am I old... Ironically, as I pulled up this page, Garth Brooks song, "The Dance" came on the radio. The words of this song describe our life. I wouldn't have wanted to miss the dance, even if I would known how it was all going to end. With Zach turning 16 I feel as if so much is ending, yet at the same time there are so many new beginnings. He will no longer be a completely dependant boy...mostly because he will be getting his driver's license on the February 16th. He will be given the freedom to drive to and from school as well as his sports conditioning/practices. He has earned being able to do more and will no doubt be allowed more freedom than school and extracurriculars. He is truly an amazingly wonderful child and I am so thankful for all of the help God gave me in raising him to be the young man he has turn into. I am also thankful for your continued guidance, as I know you have been there watching over him throughout the years. Please continue to keep him safe as he will need you more than ever for just that reason. We created a very special child and I thank-you for him everyday. Send birthday wishes down to him and as always please continue to watch over him and keep him safe.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

February 3, 2010

Merry Christmas. Christmases have changed so much since you left us. For a number of years your family continued to have their big Christmas Eve get together at Michael's house on Christmas Eve. A few years ago, because of how big the family was getting and all the various places people had to go they started celebrating it the weekend before Christmas. That was nice because then the kids could be home on Christmas Eve. It was always very nice because the whole family was very welcoming to Mike. I appreciated that so much because it was nice for the kids. This year the Muncy Family Christmas didn't happen. Not really sure why, but I do know that it is very sad. Zach was really bummed out that the big party wouldn't be happening. I have to wonder how different things would have been had you not been taken from us. I have to wonder if you weren't some of the glue that held your family together.

I try to make Christmas a special time for Eryne and Zach. I know I do that by going overboard each year. It makes me feel good to be able to do that. We plan on spending a quiet day at home. The family across the street from us is going to come over for dinner. Susan is living with us now and so she of course will be here and then a friend of Zach's and the boy's mom are going to come over for dinner as well. It should be a nice day for all of us.

I don't remember if I have left this memory before and so sorry if it is a duplicate. This is a Christmas memory. I believe this was the first Christmas that we hosted the annual Muncy family Christmas Eve. We had originally put the tree up in the living room which was on the top floor (we had a bi-level house.) For some reason, on Christmas eve eve, you decided to move the already decorated tree down to the family room on the lower level. I was so angry with you and thought this was the dumbest idea you ever had. How were you going to move this already decorated tree down stairs. You picked it up and carried it down the stairs, with me yelling at you the whole way...you managed to get it done and only broke one ornament. I was so mad. I couldn't understand why we couldn't have the tree upstairs with all the presents and then people could mingle between the two floors. Well, the next day (Christmas Eve) it all became very clear. When I go home from work I found a living room full of brand new furniture. You had gone through all of my yelling and being mad without saying a word and gave me that wonderful surprise for my Christmas present. Although the furniture was very nice, it was the surprise that made the present and Christmas so special.

Merry Christmas. Make sure to tell Jesus happy birthday from your family.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

December 25, 2009

Zachary went hunting for the first time on Saturday and got his first deer. Mike took Zach down to Harrison County and they went hunting with Mike's cousin and some of the cousin's friends. Because if was the first time for Zachary and Mike the group had them hold point and then they drove towards them. They shot two deer but one got away. On the other deer Mike hit him with the first shot and then Zach finished it off. He had a lot of fun. I must admit that I am not overly fond of him hunting, but what did make the day special for me was that he went hunting with your gun. I know that was special for Zachary too. The gun is in very good condition even after all of these years. Mike has taken care of it and then most recently taught Zach how to clean it and take care of it. Mike is actually wanting to get Zach a new gun for hunting so that your gun can be preserved...he is rather sentimental and doesn't want anything to happen to it. That was very heartwarming for me.

I know they won't go again this year, but they are already planning on what they will do next year. Keep watch over him and protected as he goes on these adventures.

On a side note, Zach had his first "in-car" driver's ed class last night and the teach wrote on his paper that he was a "very good young driver" and so hopefully he will continue to develop those good skills and implement them even when me or an instructor is not in the car with him.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Asst. Prosecuting Atty., Franklin County

December 8, 2009

The Ohio State/Michigan game is not going to have the same hype as in many years past as it is being played mostly for pride, as Ohio State played Iowa (and won in overtime) for the Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl. This will be their first trip to the Rose Bowl since 1997. Not because they have been bad for all those years, but because they have played in 3 national championship games and several other bowl games. The Iowa game was special because Eryne came home for the weekend to go the game. She texted me on Thursday morning asking if I could get tickets for her and her friend Austin to go to the game. I thought she was crazy, thinking 2 days before the biggest game of the season that I could get tickets. Well, as luck may have it I was sitting in a conference room with one of the FCCS Court Liaisons and she said she had a friend who was trying to get rid of her tickets. The tickets were still available and so I was able to get them and they were only $10 over face value. Tickets on line were going for several hundred each and so this was a great deal. When I go the tickets it turned out to be an ever better deal than I thought because the seats were just 6 rows up from the field. Needless to say, Eryne and Austin were thrilled.

The kids had a blast at the game. The pictures were so great as you could see just how much fun they were having. When the game was over Eryne got this bright idea to go on the field with the crowd...and so Austin jumped the fence and caught her as she jumped too. They got more great pictures from the field. She told me that rushing the field was amazing and that she just couldn't believe they did it...it was something she always wanted to do and was so glad that she finally did it. I would love to be able to send her to the Rose Bowl Game, but college is a huge expense and tickets for the game are outrageous...so we will have to watch the game at home. I am very happy that I was able to give her that experience.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

November 17, 2009

When you were alive, Darius Rucker was the lead singer for Hootie and the Blowfish. My how things change...he is now a very successful country singer. One morning on the way to work I was listening to the local country station. They were talking about Darius Rucker's new CD and how it was one to buy because every song was amazing. I decided to go ahead and buy the CD. As I was listening to it one of the last songs to play was called "I hope they get to me in time". How I didn't cry is beyond me, because the song tells the story of how you died and how I know you must have felt in those moments when you knew what was happening. It was one of those bone chilling, hair standing up on your arm type feeling. I found the lyrics and am posting them below. I want to try to find a way to get a hold of him and tell him about your and how much his song touched me. If you can lend a hand with that...please do. As always, please watch over us and keep the kids safe.

I'm eight years old, daddy's cutting my hair
Aqua Velva on his hands
Mama's in the kitchen,
Got fried green tomatoes poppin' in the pan
I see a home run, a gold ride
Holding my breath getting baptized.
I see her beautiful face under that veil as she's walking down the aisle.

I can hear the sirens coming
Smell the gasoline and smoke
I'm pinned against this steering wheel
Pretty sure my arm is broke
I can see the flames and my life
Flashing right before my eyes
I hope they get to me in time

I could see the headlights swerve
So I cut the wheel to the right
Last thing I saw was the bottle turned up
as he crossed that center line
I see tiny hands, brown eyes
falling asleep to that lullaby
And you slide over next to me as I turned out the lights

I can hear the sirens coming
Smell the gasoline and smoke
I'm pinned against this steering wheel
Pretty sure my arm is broke
I can see the flames and my life
Flashing right before my eyes
I hope they get to me in time

Please Lord, I'm begging you
Don't let me go like this
There's so much left that I wanna do
So much I don't wanna miss

I can see the flames and my life
Flashing right before my eyes
I hope they get to me in time
Just get to me in time
Please get to me in time

Becky Muncy, Widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

November 13, 2009

Gosh, so much has happened since I last made a posting that I don't even know where to begin. I guess I will start with the most recent and work my way back. This past Friday night was the 15th Annual Turkey Bowl Football Game. The CPD Bulldogs played the County Enforcers. This proceeds from this game benefits Get Behind the Badge. Each year they honor a fallen police officer and a fallen firefighter at half time. This year Marc was the police officer they chose to honor. Zachary went with me and we were presented jerseys with Marc's class number and last name on them as well as a commerative helmet. It means so much to me that Marc is still remembered by so many. The highlight of the evening was seeing Pete Tobin. I haven't seen him in several years. Pete gave a very moving eulogy at Marc's funeral. After half time he came and sat and spoke with Zachary for a few minutes and I think it really meant a lot to Zach. He loves hearing about his dad, but sadly doesn't get the opportunity very often. All in all in was just a GREAT night.

Eryne has been at school for a couple of months now and is doing extremely well. Although I am used to her being away (for the most part) it is still very difficult having to let go and letting her make her own decisions. She does call or text me very regularly and hopefully that will continue as it makes her being away much more tolerable. I think she misses Zach from time to time and vice versa. That is rather heartwarming because it shows me how much they truly do love each other. I am looking forward to her coming home for Thanksgiving and spending some time with her then.

Zach has been doing really well. He has his learners permit and just started driver's education classes. As long as things go well with his grades then he will get his license in February. I know he is very excited for that to happen. He has been going through a rough patch over the last several months with lots of changes and upheaval going on in our home, but his has been a real trooper. I am so very proud of him as he shows me each and every day what a wonderful and mature young man he growning in to. Between Eryne graduating and going away to college, my sister Susan and her pets moving in with us, Mike's dad moving in with us, my grandmother dying, and our dog suddenly dying...Zach has just been through the wringer. As I said he continues to show me what an incredible kid he is and I am so very proud of him.

As always continue to watch over them as I know things are well with them because of you.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

November 10, 2009

Big week this week. First, Zachary got his learners permit to drive on Saturday and so now we have another one on the road. He is starting off pretty good. Hopefully, he will continue to do so. I will get him signed up for his driver's education class to start in late October so that he can be finished with it before the winter gets too bad. He should then be able to get his license in the middle of February. The timing of that will be perfect because that is when Lacrosse starts and he will be able to drive himself to practice. That is a huge help.

Next, and the one that is bothering me the most is that Eryne is moving into college tomorrow. We drive her down to her dorm and will stay to get her all settled in and then I will be forced to leave her. I am so very proud of her and (as everyone tells me I should be) I am very excited for her for this opportunity and new page in her life. I am just very selfish in that I don't want to let go of her yet. It just doesn't seem like it should be time yet. I know she will be fine as she truly is a good girl and has a very good head on her shoulders...I am just going to miss her so much. She is my football and hockey watching buddy. I am sure to cry the first buckeye game without her. I do hope she has fun at college and gets everything out of it that she should and can. Please continue to watch over her as it will be more important now than ever before. (Watch over Zach as he is behind the wheel and starting his sophomore year of high school.)

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

August 19, 2009

The tattoo looks amazing!!!!! I am happy and excited for Zachary because it really is a fabulous tattoo. I am extremely proud of him as well. He did such a great job through the whole thing. You really would have never known it hurt as much as it did because he really did not let on that he was in too much pain while getting it. I am also proud of him because this was all his idea and it is a remarkable tribute to his dad...a man he doesn't remember ever being in his life, but loves him none the less.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

July 24, 2009

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