Officer Marcus L. Reid

Officer Marcus L. Reid

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, April 7, 1984

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Marcus L. Reid

Officer Marcus Reid and Officer Sharon Robinson were killed in an automobile crash while responding to a burglar alarm at 2:20 a.m.

On their way to the location, their vehicle went out of control and struck a utility pole at the intersection of Warrior Road and Avenue P. in Birmingham. The alarm call they were responding to turned out to be a false alarm.

Officer Reid had served with the Birmingham Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, mother, two sisters, and a grandmother.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 331

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, single vehicle crash

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Officer Reid,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Birmingham. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 7, 2024

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