Sergeant David Ward Mack

Sergeant David Ward Mack

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, November 2, 1986

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David Ward Mack

Sergeant Mack succumbed to a gunshot wound received while serving a warrant at a house on Pillsbury Avenue South on December 13, 1979. Although the officers identified themselves several times the suspect claimed he shot in self defense. Sergeant Mack was struck several times. He remained in a coma for two years before emerging from it. He remained a quadriplegic until his death seven years after the incident as a result of infections related to the wounds. The suspect was never charged with the murder.
Officer Mack was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 13, 1979
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender No charges filed

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Dave was a very close friend and my sergeant. He loved police work and he and I had many beers after our shifts. Good cop father and friend. I'll never forget the day he was shot.

Lt. Dale Barsness (Ret.)
Minneapolis PD

November 3, 2016

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