Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Mark Anthony Cross

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, April 23, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Mark Anthony Cross

Cross, you will always be remembered as a great officer and just an all-around nice guy. I enjoyed working with you on Morning Watch. I'll never forget the time I got dispatched to a Signal 29/69 call with you as my backup. The incident involved a group of guys fighting with broken bottles off of Boulevard. As I began frisking these four bad guys, you stood there as my cover officer with a great command presence, looking tall and strong. It wasn't until I got to the last guy did I recover a loaded, snub-nose .44 cal revolver from his front right pocket. As I transported the perp to jail, I asked him if he had planned on shooting us or fleeing on foot. He responded, "Naw man, the other officer looked real mean and tough." I often wonder if I had a different backup officer that night if things would have worked out differently. Thanks for keeping me safe Cross. I miss ya man.

Det. Joe Stankovich
Seattle PD - Atlanta PD (1998-2004)

May 25, 2022

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Fred Watson

April 23, 2022

Rest in peace.

J.R.

April 23, 2022

Hey Mark.
It's been 17 years today . I miss your smile and laughter. Your kids are doing great. Gem is taking very good care of them.
I miss you Mark. I thought it was hard losing my Dad and Mom, Nothing hurts like losing you. . I know you're my nephew, but I love you and loved the emails we shared when you were in college.
Your picture is hanging on my wall and I look at it and say Hi everyday.
I love you Mark
RIP
Aunt Bev

Beverly J. McKinney
Aunt

April 23, 2022

Hey Mark .
Its Almost Aida's 19th birthday. It's
April 21st here in the U. S. That means 17 years ago every was good. You were still here and Tonja wasn't sick. I miss you Mark and love you.,
We will NEVER forget you.
Love you!
Aunt Bev.

Aunt Bev
Aunt

April 21, 2022

Hey Mark, I haven't been here in a long time . Sorry about that. I haven't forgotten you, it's just that a lot has been going on. I love and miss you everyday. I still talk to your picture on the wall. I am doing the best that I can. I miss your smile and laugh. Well, its 1:00 am so I guess i better Try and get some sleep.
I love you Mark.

Beverly J. McKinney
Aunt

March 21, 2022

Mark , today makes 16 years. I miss you so much. Gem is doing a great job with the kids. They are doing great. I wish i could hear your laugh again. I love you Mark. You will NEVER be forgotten. I talk to your picture all the time. I miss you.
Love Aunt Bev

Aunt Bev
Aunt

April 23, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 23, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Cross.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 30, 2020

Happy Birthday Mark
I love you and miss you. Sorry i haven't been here in a long time, but that doesn't mean im not thinking about you. I think about you all thr time. There is a lot going on now. Tonja has ALS and it,'s hard to think some days.
Gem is doing a GREAT job with the kids. They are both amazing young adults.
I LOVE YOU MARK,
Aunt Bev

Beverly McKinney
Aunt

October 23, 2020

Happy Birthday Mark
I love you and miss you. Sorry i haven't been here in a long time, but that doesn't mean im not thinking about you. I think about you all thr time. There is a lot going on now. Tonja has ALS and it,'s hard to think some days.
Gem is doing a GREAT job with the kids. They are both amazing young adults.
I LOVE YOU MARK,
Aunt Bev

Beverly McKinney
Aunt

October 23, 2020

Sorry for your loss!

Stansberry Family

April 25, 2020

God bless you

Mark Mottola

April 23, 2020

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Major Fred Watson
Atlanta Police Department

April 23, 2020

May you continue to Rest In Peace! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten!

SAC (Retired) Lisa Harris
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

April 23, 2020

MARK, I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU.
Aunt Bev

Beverly McKinney
Aunt

April 23, 2020

Hey Mark, just wanted to say I Love and miss you. I have your picture hanging in the living room.. I look at it everyday and say Hi
The 23rd is just 3 days away. It's one of the worst days in my life. I love you Mark and i will never forget you.

Aunt Bev
Aunt

April 20, 2020

You had impacted so many lives in such a profound and positive manner, a testament to that fact as I am writing this 15 years later. I wish you eternal peace, love and joy.

Ofc. Sincere Qawiyy
Former co worker, Atlanta Police Department

April 10, 2020

So sorry to have seen that you lost your life and beloved wife and children, and all other family members. You are a brother in BLUE about whom I share eternal loving care in the soul.

Fmr Deputy Sheriff Jason Runyon
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

March 30, 2020

Just want to wish you a Happy Heavenly Birthday. Still LOVE you so much.
Your kids are doing great. Gem is a wonderful loving mom. We saw them a while back . I wish i could here your big laugh again.. I love you Mark .
Miss you
Aunt Bev.

Beverly McKinney
Aunt

October 23, 2019

Love you

Beverly McKinney
Aunt

August 21, 2019

Mr. Fred Watson is my instructor at Southern New Hampshire University and I would like to recognize him on his sad heartfelt duty to uphold the law by killing and wounding 2 people who had killed an officer and wounded his partner. I commend you Mr. Watson. You already gained my respect but you put a gold star by your name with this incident. Thank you for showing me this case. I signed up for a ODMP account immediately.

Della Keen

July 12, 2019

Mark was a dear friend as well as my sons partner that terrible night.
God bless your family you are a true hero

Susan Griffin

April 23, 2019

14 years, never forgotten.

Captain Fred Watson
Atlanta Police Department

April 23, 2019

It will been 14 years tomorrow. I still miss you like it was yesterday. Your dad and Terrsa gave me a picture of you and it is hanging in my living room. I look at it all the time. Sometimes I find my self just staring at you.. I would love to hear your laugh just one more time. I love you Mark, and I always will.

Beverly McKinney
Aunt

April 22, 2019

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