Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John L. MacKechnie

Port Jervis Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, March 18, 1949

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Reflections for Patrolman John L. MacKechnie

RIP, may his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

Officer MacKechnie you will always be in our hearts and prayers. You are still with us. We will never forget you.

Marisa Storms Junior Detective
Friend of the Port Jervis Police/adopted little sister

March 21, 2016

To our fallen brother,
Officer John MacKechnie,
Thank you for your services for our City of Port Jervis NY. Even though I never met you, I have heard a lot about you. The Port Jervis Police is blessed to have a part of you with them. You will never be forgotten.

Marisa Storms
Friend of the Port Jervis Police

March 16, 2016

Officer MacKechnie, I and the other members of the Port Jervis Police Department honor you this day, and always, for your service and sacrifice. We will never forget you, your family, and your honor and commitment to duty.

God Bless you

Detective Michael J. Worden
Port Jervis Police Department

March 18, 2015

A next door nieghbor to my Grandparents in Port Jervis,Orange County New York in 1945-1949- Johnny was one of the Pall-brearers for My Grandfather in 1947(Joseph Patrick McGrath).

Patricia E. Hedayat( McGrath)
Nieghbor and Friend

January 21, 2013

Ptl MacKechnie, we will always honor and never forget your service and sacrifice. You are our hero, our inspiration, our fallen brother.

In 2009, the PJPD started its first canine unit and proudly named our canine "Mac", in honor, memory and dedication of you.

Thank you for your service Officer MacKechnie.

May God always be by your side and may you rest in peace.

William Worden Chief of Police
Port Jervis City Police Department

March 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

March 18, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 18, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman MacKechnie and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 12, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman MacKechnie and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 12, 2009

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest in peace brother, you will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Joe O'Toole
Louisville Metro Police (KY)

July 19, 2008

you are remembered today and thank you sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

April 30, 2008

You have always been my hero dad. I was only 18 months old when you died. You have always been part of my life in the love shared by mom and the stories related to me by friends and family.

Your loving son,

John

John MacKechnie
Son

July 27, 2007

You are not forgotten.

Former Police Officer (Dist.Hghts. MD)
Warrenton,VA

March 18, 2007

You are not forgotten. Rest in peace.

Ret. Det. Joe Zimmerman
Oakland, NJ Police Dept

November 13, 2006

Thank you for your service, John. Rest now.

March 18, 2006

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