Detective Mary P. McCord

Detective Mary P. McCord

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, January 5, 1982

Mary P. McCord

Officer McCord was a Vice and Narcotics Detective who was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspected drug dealer on Traction Avenue. As the suspect resisted arrest he shot Officer McCord and shot and seriously wounded her partner. The suspect turned himself in a short time later. He was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. In 1985 he received a new trial and was sentenced to life without parole.

She was the first female Alabama Police Officer killed in the line of duty.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

Most Recent Reflection

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Have a 5 by 7 picture of you that I took in the MPD break room. It has been with me since God took you home. Was
crushed and bitter that someone that was such a good friend,
Academy classmate, good person and officer was taken in that manner. After getting the memorial program and seeing
that your family had chosen that particular picture to use on
the front of the program it made me feel as if it was your /Gods way of giving me some peace/healing. Still smile when
thinking of Margie, Renee, myself and you taking out all the
stress in the ladies room.

Ann Ekstrand -Retired Florida LEO
Former member of MPD

December 20, 2017

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