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Police Guard John Franklin MacInnis

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, February 22, 1976

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Reflections for Police Guard John Franklin MacInnis

Dad. You have always been in my heart. I have kept all the lessons you taught me. When you left to be with God our father was a shock to us all. 48 years later you are and always will be loved and missed. I love you Dad.

Margaret Davis

April 28, 2024

Though I never had the privilege to know you, I cant help but be so thankful and grateful for the way you lived your life and loved your son. Joe MacInnis, 12 at the time of your death, had already had a Godly, righteous, and loving foundation to remember you by. I know looking down from Heaven at him, you are more than proud. He is the best son and father anyone could ask for. One of my friends after knowing and hearing my dads life story said “You are the best possible outcome for someone who has gone through the life you have lived”. I cant help but account that it was your Godly, loving actions that has lead your children including Joe to be the wonderful people they are today. I cant ever thank you enough for who you were that allowed for me to have such an outstanding father, Joe MacInnis. I look forward to the honor of meeting you in heaven one day.
Thank you for your service, to God, Family, and Country.

Josiah MacInnis

October 28, 2020

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Brother in Blue, Phoenix PD

February 22, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 21, 2013

Thanks for your 9 years of services, John.


February 22, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminsihe respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 22, 2012

PG Mac Innis: I have a lot of friends on the PPD. They would make you proud. Please keep watching over them. RIP brother.

SSA Ellen Pierson

May 19, 2010

Rest in Peace brother

Brother in Blue
Phoenix Police

April 6, 2010

Last night our squad stood near Buckeye & Copperhead and honored your memory. It has been just over thirty four years since you answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. While none of us had the privilege to know you, we will never forget and you will live on in our hearts.

- 71J Squad


March 7, 2010

You are remembered today, thirty four years to the day since you gave your life. Rest in peace my Brother.



February 22, 2010



February 13, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 14, 2007

Brother John your services to our city and department were only excelled by your committment to rightousness and your love of mankind. Well done my brother, God's department needed a great gaurd and with you on board that is fulfilled. May He bless all your family and keep them safe.
In Christ, Tom Bradley Arizona State Chaplain FOP

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

October 22, 2007

Rest in Peace, Police Guard MacInnis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 15, 2007

Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. Rest in peace, sir.


Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

March 21, 2004

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