Narcotics Agent Marc Lee Whatley

Narcotics Agent Marc Lee Whatley

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, August 20, 1998

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Marc Lee Whatley

Agent Marc Whatley was killed in a traffic accident near Bay Springs, Mississippi, when the vehicle in which he was driving struck a truck which was pulling a cattle trailer. The truck had pulled in front of them as they were chasing a possible drug suspect. Another narcotics officer was injured in the accident.

Agent Whatley is survived by his wife, one-year-old daughter, and eight-year-old son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge V-92

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I have been out of the army for more than 30 years now. But I still think about my best friends while I served. And I wonder what they are up to today. I just happened to be having one of those moments and began searching on the Internet for my old buddy, Marc Whatley. I am very sorry to learn now, about Marc's passing many years ago. RIP Marc!
I served in the US Army with Marc. We went through Infantry basic training, AIT and Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Ga. together. I only knew Marc for 5 months, before we each got reassigned to different units. During those 5 months, we became good friends. We went through some tough training but had a blast! Back then Marc was a skinny, scrappy kid. And tough as nails. But always smiling, laughing and cracking jokes, to make the situation better. Today in my life, I can't think of a nicer person that I have ever met than Marc. I still remember him well and have great memories of him. I pray Marc's family and friends are doing well. Take care and God bless you. (Feel free to contact me anytime. I have some pictures of Marc and I at Ft. Benning.)

SPC Chuck McPhail
US Army, Ft. Benning, GA

February 10, 2021

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