Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, August 19, 1989

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Reflections for Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 26, 2018

Well it's 2015 I'm about to turn 39 and my heart still goes out to my dad's very best Freind we miss you Mark

kevin warren
the son of my dads best freind

September 12, 2015

As the first Officer to get to Mark MacPhail in the early morning hours, 25years ago today on August 19,1989, I remember vividly.
On August 19, 2014 citizens, officers, and veterans gathered at midnight to run to the site and pay respects to Mark. It was made special that his son, Mark MacPhail Jr., an infant the night his father was lost, led the run. Mark Jr. wears the badge now and carries on.
It truly was a, "We will never forget."

David Owens

August 19, 2014

As the Officer who was the first to arrive to the officer down call 25 years ago today, Mark, brother, you will never be forgotten. Your Honor lives on, and it was an honor to be at the site where you made the sacrifice tonight with your son. We will never forget.

Sgt. David Owens
Savannah/Chatham Metro PD

August 19, 2014

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

10642

November 20, 2013

i remember that night well. mark macphail and my father (lester l.warren)were best freinds,they went thru the acadmy together.they worked the streets together.on that fatefull night my father was supposed to relieve mark at that same bus station. when he got there he was stunned to find out that the officer down call was that of his best freind.ive never seen my father cry before but that night i did.my heart still goes out to marks wife who later on sang at my brothers funeral; she was so young and there kids were even younger. troy davis got what he desevered but still does not make up for the loss that marks family had to deal with.

kevin
he was my fathers best freind

November 17, 2013

I served with Mark in The 1st Bn 75th Inf (Ranger) C co. 3rd Plt. 1st Squad. He was an great friend, excellent ranger. We roomed next door to each other in the barracks and used to play cards and go out on the town together. Weekends were made for target shooting with the revolvers we had bought back then. Terry Merideth, another friend and ranger from our squad, told me of Marks death in 1989 and brought to my attention his killers impending execution in 2009. I have been a police officer myself now 21 years and can appreciate some of the suffering Marks family went through. Honor, loyalty, and integrity were in Marks character.

Police Officer
Las Vegas Metropolitan P.D.

May 1, 2013

R.I.P. Sir

Sr Special Agent BNSF Railway Police K9

March 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. After many years, you and your family finally received the justice which was so long waited.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 18, 2013

RIP Mark, now that your killer has been executed.

Retired
Tacoma Police Department

February 9, 2013

R.I.P Brother. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. May you rest in piece knowing justice has been served.

J.Curlee #504
Georgia State Patrol

May 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer MacPhail. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

IT IS SAD THAT I WAS A 1 YEAR OLD WHEN THIS OCCURED, AND THAT IT TOOK SO LONG FOR JUSTICE TO BE SERVED. I AM PROUD TO BE IN MY 20'S AND NOW RIDING THE BEAT WHERE THIS INCIDENT OCCURED. WE WILL HOLD DOWN THE BEAT. RIP AND GODBLESS YOUR FAMILY.

Officer J Edwards
SAVANNAH-CHATHAM METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 18, 2012

may your family rest easy knowing that your killer got what he deserved. RIP

lee
atlanta

November 16, 2011

Thank you for your service officer Macphail. Justice has been served.

Tricia Plumley
Seattle

October 3, 2011

I am from Savannah so this holds a personal interest to me - Finally RIP my brother we will take it from here

Ofc. Don Watts
Peoria PD

October 1, 2011

May God bless your family and lift the sadness of losing a loves one. May you find peace in the years to come.

Ralph Candelario
citizen

September 28, 2011

God Bless you and your family. You' re a real hero to the world.

Mr Gabriel F.
Guardia Civil officer (Spain)

September 25, 2011

Why do these perps get so many chances to live and you didn't even get one !!! Justice served, may your family live in peace. A hero to all.

Det. William Russo
Nassau County PD, Nassau NY

September 24, 2011

R.I.P. Officer MacPhail, justice has been served.

Sebastian Crawford

September 24, 2011

God Bless You, Officer MacPhail. RIP sir. Justice has been served.

Paul B.
Grateful American

September 24, 2011

Mark I didn't have the Pleasure of meeting you. I Educated my self on your case, And I'am so sorry Your life was taken by someone who had no love for life. You are in Heaven now where we all wish to be someday watching over the one's who miss you so much. Mark you may not have had a voice we could here, but down here ? You had many voice's in your name asking for justice, And on September 22,2011 those voice's where heard. The name of your Killer will be forgotten ! But you will never be forgotten,You will always be rememberd as a True Hero. May your Childern live there life looking up to the great hero you where. May God Bless your loved one's. Rest In Peace Officer Mark Allen Macphail, Sr. You will forever be loved and very missed.

Isela Legg Victim's Advocate
Voice's For Victim's

September 23, 2011

Rest in peace Officer MacPhail. YOu are not forgotten and neither is your family. We are not to condem the sinner but we are to condem the sin and exact it's punishment. Only God can judge his soul but he did have to pay for his crime. I pray your family is well and never forget your service . God Bless

Kevin Commander
Fellow brother in Blue

September 23, 2011

Rest in Peace Mark...Justice has been Served!! Look down over your Family and continue to bless them with your presence in Heaven!

Richard Schmidt
Citizen

September 22, 2011

Rest in peace Officer McPhail.Justice has been served.May the Lord grant a measure of comfort to your family and know that we grieve with them on this tragic loss of a hero.

Val Penchev
Bulgarian Air Force veteran

September 22, 2011

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