Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain David Edwin MacAlpine

New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 17, 2021

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Reflections for Captain David Edwin MacAlpine

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen officer, Captain David MacAlpine.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

November 17, 2021

Rest in peace Captain David Edwin MacAlpine, and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 2, 2021

Captain MacAlpine,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

As I write my reflection, I still can't believe that "Mac" is gone! It seems so surreal. We were recently talking about our children and his grandchildren during a retirement party. As we laughed, he tilted his head and gave me that look over his eyeglasses, everyone from the NHCSO knows that look so well! "Mac" gave all to the Sheriff's Office and the community. He is the epitome of a true public servant. Rest in peace "Mac" you have earned it. You will truly be missed my friend. May God Bless and keep your family in his everlasting arms.

Detective S. D. Jones
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

September 29, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Captain David Edwin MacAlpine and the extended law enforcement family of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina.

End of Watch Friday, September 17, 2021

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 27, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

September 25, 2021

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 25, 2021

I cannot overstate how devastating his loss has been for us. He filled a room whenever he stepped in it. He could rub elbows with Governors and elected reps at all levels but always had time for any line officer. No pretentiousness at all. It will take a long time to adjust to it. Captain Mac was a damn good man.

Sgt. R.G. Redmond
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office

September 25, 2021

Captain MacAlpine, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your mother is experiencing over the loss of her son. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 25, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

September 24, 2021

R.I.P Captain David MacAlpine

Brian Molyneaux

September 24, 2021

Rest in peace, Captain Macalpine. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

September 24, 2021

So sad, RIP. Well done thou good & faithful servant. May God bless and comfort your family, as well as your brothers & sisters with NHCSO!

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

September 24, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.

September 23, 2021

Captain David Edwin MacAlpine, thank you for your service to your community and America. May God watch over you, your family and all members of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office during this most difficult time. God's Speed sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 23, 2021


Police Officer Steven Zazulkewycz
Passaic PD Retired 2020

September 23, 2021

Rest in peace my friend.

Jim Varrone, Assistant Chief, Ret.
Wilmington Police

September 23, 2021


Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

September 23, 2021

Rest In Peace Captain, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for all that you taught me throughout the years. We got it from here sir.

Detective Trott

September 23, 2021

Rest in Peace my friend. I am so thankful our paths crossed in early 2006 and our friendship began. You will be missed.

Captain Russell J. Wilson (Ret.)
SC Highway Patrol

September 23, 2021

God bless you Captain David Edwin Macalpine, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

September 23, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Captain, David Edwin MacAlpine, from complications of the COVD -19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Captain succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We also thank Captain MacAlpine for his service as a United States Marine Corps Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 23, 2021

RIP Captain MacAlpine. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of New Hanover County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 23, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

"Semper Fi"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 23, 2021

Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed.

Captain Russell J. Wilson (Ret.)
SC Highway Patrol

September 23, 2021

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