Police Officer Mark Anthony Cross

Police Officer Mark Anthony Cross

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, April 23, 2005

Mark Anthony Cross

Police Officer Mark Cross was shot and killed after he and his partner approached a suspicious vehicle.

Officer Cross and two officers were on patrol in the Adair Park Historic District of Atlanta, an area known for narcotics sales and violence. At approximately 2045 hours, the officers observed a suspicious vehicle in front of a drug house. Officer Cross and his partner approached the driver's side of the vehicle and the driver immediately opened fire, killing Officer Cross and wounding his partner. The third officer returned fire, killing the suspect. A second suspect in the vehicle was wounded and taken into custody.

Officer Cross had served with the Atlanta Police Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 5241

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Mark i miss you. You will never be forgotten. I just wanted to tell you Brian's son is doing a report about you for school. He had to pick someone and he picked you. Wish he could have meet you, but he was younger than your son. Love you very much.
Aunt Bev.

Aunt Bev.

December 21, 2017

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