Police Officer Mark Anthony Cross

Police Officer Mark Anthony Cross

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, April 23, 2005

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Mark Anthony Cross

Police Officer Mark Cross was shot and killed after he and his partner approached a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Catherine Street.

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 8:45 pm 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 six 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

suspicious vehicle

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Mark , today makes 16 years. I miss you so much. Gem is doing a great job with the kids. They are doing great. I wish i could hear your laugh again. I love you Mark. You will NEVER be forgotten. I talk to your picture all the time. I miss you.
Love Aunt Bev

Aunt Bev

April 23, 2021

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