Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, August 19, 1989

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Reflections for Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, Sr.

I have been listening to the radio and a lot of focus is placed on the innocense of the person convicted of killing Officer MacPhail. The killer should not have all this attention, the life he lived is a reflection of his end. I'd like to say, May this execution today speak for Officer MacPhail and all officers killed in the line of duty!

Deputy Lewis

September 21, 2011

Dear Officer MacPhail, Hopefully your family can take some comfort after 7pm this evening. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

Mark Lakomec
MPDC Sixth District

September 21, 2011

Heros are forever. You are not gone - just gone before.

Ms. writer

September 21, 2011

RIP are remembered today, tomorrow, and for all eternity. Hero's live forever.

PFC R. Thomas
Howard County (MD) Police Dept.

September 21, 2011

Often the fact that an Officer was killed is lost when the media circus comes to town. Rest in Peace Officer MacPhail. It's guys like you that inspire me to do this job. Bless your family.


September 21, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer MacPhail. With all of this media attention, I am sure it is difficult for your family. I wish that the public would focus on this hero and his family-they are the victims! Not the cold-blooded man that took a brave hero from the world-he doesn't deserve this attention! I hope that you will find peace in knowing that your law enforcement family extends nation-wide and we are praying for you. We are rallying for YOU...we are praying for YOU...we may not be physically gathering together...but we are united.
God Bless!

Officer's Wife

September 21, 2011

I thought it was wonderful to see Officer MacPhail's now grown Daughter . and expressing her thoughts about the life she missed out on. this I hope will bring some peace and let her get on with her life, remembering a Father she missed out on. a reflection most nay sayers, rufuse to look at. well look at the pain and tell me it's all worth it. trust me, his family would rather have him home. GOD BLESS !! l

Sr Deputy Martin
los angeles county Sherrifs Department

September 21, 2011

Nemo me impune lacessit ! May your friends and Family finally have their peace tonight. Rest in Peace brother.

Det.Sgt. Poole
City of Nocona

September 21, 2011

I knew Mark, and was working an off duty job myself only a few blocks from where he was working the night he was killed. I heard the sirens and later, a fellow officer informed me of the shooting. I went to the funeral and drove my patrol car in the miles long procession with other police vehicles from every corner of the state and beyond. I knew officers involved in the investigation and heard the gory details that were never printed in newspapers. Rest in peace, Mark.

Former Officer, Ron Edenfield
Chatham County Sheriff's Dept

September 21, 2011

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Bless you and your family. Tonight Justice will be done.

Kimberly Holloway
Retired AF Security Forces, Former Pinehurst Police Officer

September 21, 2011

I hope that tonight Justice will be done!

french citizen

September 20, 2011

today is the day that justice can finally come to fruition. it has been 22 years ago that a senseless murder took place taking the life of a fine young officer,leaving behind a wife and 2 small children now grown,while the media attention has been focused on the accused,making him out to be a victim. in the end justice will prevail and that hopefully closure and peace can come into the lives of the true victims,mark macphail and his family. i am a firm supporter of the death penalty,but i also feel that it should be reserved for the worst of the worst,nothing can bring back this officer but it can certainly bring to an end the endless delays brought about by the accused. god bless you and your family,find the peace that you truly deserve.

patricia silva
daughter of ex lapd officer

September 20, 2011

Thank you Officer MacPhail for your service to our Country and to the City of Savannah. I was only six years old when you were murdered, and have come across your story as your killer is due for execution tomorrow. I want you to know, that although I never knew you, I will never forget your sacrifice. May justice finally be served, and may you finally rest in peace

P.O. Nicholas Whalen
Orangetown, NY Police Department

September 20, 2011

In my haste I mistakenly wrote "twenty one years". The correct amount of time is TWENTY TWO YEARS. It would have been an injustice to MacPhail, his survivors and their plight had I not made this correction.


September 20, 2011

"Never forget what they did here. It is rather for us, the living, to be dedicated here to the great task remaining before us - that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."

President Lincoln

Your sacrifice and last full measure of devotion will not be forgotten. RIP Brother

Detective Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Missouri Police Department

September 20, 2011

I just heard about the failed appeal for clemency and started cheering. Twenty one years in the making, tomorrow cannot come soon enough. I never knew Officer MacPhail and was only a pre-schooler when he took his final watch. However my attention will be on media outlets come 7pm. May you finally find peace, Officer MacPhail, and may your family, friends, brothers and sisters be afforded theirs. Thank you for your service, brother. Requiem in pacem!


September 20, 2011

I hope your family will soon have some closure and that some defense attorney doesn't figure out a way to keep that from happening. So many times, killers get off even though everyone knows they are guilty and so many times the victims are forgotten while the guilty are portrayed as victims. I'm glad our family didn't have to go through 20-some years of continuous court proceedings. May your family continue to be strong as they have been for so long. You are not forgotten!

Survivor of NC Trooper

September 20, 2011

I was in the Ranger Batt with Mark in the early 80's. I can remember driving around in his Jeep. He was a good guy. He will be missed. God bless his family.

Charles Patterson
80's Army Ranger

September 20, 2011

Your brother was my drill sergeant, I saw his photo on your mother's wall during a news story, obviously he never confided in Army recruits that has brother had been murdered a year prior, but I always wondered about the similarity when I followed the case. I hope that your family will soon get closure after so long and that you are there to stand your silent watch over them from heaven.

Cpl. David Thompson

September 20, 2011

I just want the family of Mark MacPhail, Sr. to know that I stand with them and I not only grieve with them, but I grieve for ALL of the victims, who have had their lives cut short by a murderer. The death penalty, should be the ONLY penalty for these types of crimes. May justice be poured out in full strength and served in 2011. May God bless and keep America!

Savannah Native

September 18, 2011

I served with Mark MacPhail in C company 1st Ranger Battalion way back when in the early 1980's.
He was a good man and a brave Ranger, and I know he must have been a fine peace officer. May God rest his soul and comfort his loved ones. His comrades will never forget him.

Nick Mogielnicki
C co. 1st Ranger Battalion

August 4, 2011

For the MacPhails:
More than 21 years later, I wish to add my condolences, to express my sadness to the family--to his parents, to his wife, and especially to his bereaved children, who grew up without a father. But I also wish to thank his family because they helped to make Mark the kind of man he was: he was an example of goodness to all. For he was the rarest of men, a real hero, who gave his life in defense of another. The Lord said there is no greater love than this.
Given what I know about Mark, I wish I were able to say I was the kind of man he was. Though I cannot, I wish I could say, in the same way that some people now chant another person's name, that I am Mark MacPhail. May God bless all the MacPhails.

Mr. Robert Jensen
Fordham University, NY

September 24, 2010

Appeal denied on defendant. Hopefully this will finally bring closure for you and especially the ordeal your family has been put through since the tragedy. I pray for you and your family today. Rest easy brother.


August 24, 2010

I pray that Justice will finally be served. I hope and pray that the court will see through the lies that are being put forward by the killer and his family. The killer should have been executed a long time ago. I pray for the MacPhail family.


June 21, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Capt. Teresa Pilcher
Haralson County Sheriff's Office

February 5, 2010

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