Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, August 19, 1989

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Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

Officer Mark MacPhail was shot and killed while working an off duty security job at a bus station.

He was shot when he responded to the cries of a homeless man who was being robbed and pistol-whipped. The robber shot Officer MacPhail underneath his vest and then again in the head as he fell.

The subject was sentenced to death and executed on September 21, 2011, twenty-two years after his conviction.

Officer MacPhail was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Savannah Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, 1-year-old daughter, infant son, mother, and siblings, and is buried in Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 212
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed

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Officer MacPhail,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just your Community but for our Country as well when you served as a U.S. Army Ranger. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

RLTW

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 19, 2019

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