Constable Harmon "Mack" McGuffee

Constable Harmon "Mack" McGuffee

Pike County Constable's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, October 24, 1946

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Harmon "Mack" McGuffee

Constable Mack McGuffee was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance in the Baertown section of McComb.

He and a city police officer had been informed that a resident had been shooting his gun for several days and was terrifying residents. The man had previously been committed to an asylum and was to be returned the following day.

When Constable McGuffee arrived at the home he called out to the man to come speak to him. The man responded by telling Constable McGuffee to come into the home to speak to him. As Constable McGuffee entered the man shot him in the face with a .12-gauge shotgun, killing him instantly. The man then fired at the officer and the county sheriff, who had been summoned to the scene. The police officer obtained a shotgun from the man's neighbor and then fatally shot him.

Constable McGuffee was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He had served as the elected constable of the 4th District for three years and had previously served with the McComb Police Department. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

EDP, weapons violation

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Constable McGuffee,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 24, 2021

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