Detective Mary P. McCord

Detective Mary P. McCord

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, January 5, 1982

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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.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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It wasn't Cagney & Lacey, nor Hill Street Blues, nor Charlie's Angels, but a beautiful, strong, reserved and well respected female officer I had the pleasure to meet and shake hands with, I a young female I had the pleasure to meet growing up as a child on the West side of Montgomery, Alabama. That introduction with that handshake I will not ever forget. I ate law, slept law, studied law, and dreamed of law because of you that flame flickers. Rest in peace "Blue Angel Mary McCord"

Elder Pamela Holt
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October 10, 2020

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