Officer Robert Terry Mackie

Officer Robert Terry Mackie

Los Banos Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 14, 1949

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Robert Terry Mackie

Officer Mackie was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a home after receiving reports that a man had a gun. The suspect was known to the officers and had been involved in several similar calls.

When the officers arrived Officer Mackie went to the front door as the other officer went around to the rear of the home. The suspect confronted Officer Mackie and opened fire with a shotgun, striking him in the face. Officer Mackie fired a round from his pistol at the same time, but the round went through the suspect's hat.

The suspect fled the scene but was later shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Mackie had served with the Los Banos Police Department for 9 months. He was survived by his wife, 1-year-old daughter, and 1-month-old son.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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To Officer Robert T. Mackie,
Just wanted you to know you have not been forgotten. Even though long over due, your picture and Flag will now hang in a shadow box on the wall at the Los Banos Police Department where you so heroically gave your life for the Citizens of the town so many years ago.

Also wanted you to know I have been in contact with your son who was only 1 month old when you made the ultimate sacrifice. We have been in contact through email and it sounds like he turned out to be a great man, even though life was hard for him and family after your were gone.

Thank you Officer T. Mackie for your Sacrifice.

Retired Officer
Los Banos Police Department
Cindy Hoskins

Retired Officer Cindy Hoskins
Los Banos Police Department

May 28, 2019

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