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 cannot believe our justice system. Giving the maggott another week to live. What about the family who had no time to say goodbye or I Love You. We pray that justice will be served.

Anonymous

September 23, 2008

The Supreme Court just stayed the execution. I still hope you can rest in peace. I hope your family can find peace too.

A Former 911 Dispatcher
County

September 23, 2008

Soon you can rest in peace my brother. My prayers and thoughts go out to the MacPhail Family; you are not alone.

Chief Brian E Barrs
Newington, Georgia PD

September 21, 2008

Lets hope justice is served for you on September 23rd.
I wish your family and co-workers all the best as memorys of you will be with us always......

Amanda

September 14, 2008

I was in my first year with SPD, when i met you. though only knowing you for such a short time, i remembered how painful it was for so many on our department as well as the other law enforcement agencies within the city,county, and throughout the country to deal with the loss of one of our own. Justice will be served. best wishes to the MacPhail family.

Larry Williams
Former Savannah Police Officer

May 6, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 10, 2007

Time has past, but your never forgotten. Rest In Peace brother.

OFc Minardi
New Haven PD, Ct

September 28, 2007

I seen your story on the news yesterday and I hope justice is finally served. You fought the good fight and deserve justice.
I know all to well of your families pain. My father, Kenneth Guy Kaner was killed in the line of duty on June 19, 1970. I know all these brave men are now guarding the gates of heaven.
May God bless you and your family.

Kurt G. Kaner
Chicago Police Department

July 17, 2007

The stay of execution is an outrage. I am praying for your family, I know this is heart wrenching. Kathy McEntee, sister of Sgt. Bill McEntee EOW 7/5/05

July 17, 2007

I PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY BROTHER. YOUR SACRIFICE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND PEACE SOON, SO THE PAIN OF YOUR LOSS DOES NOT CONSUME THEIR FUTURE. GOD BLESS BROTHER.

PO. JAMES RAINFORTH
ORANGE NJ POLICE DEPT

July 17, 2007

I SEE WHERE THIS SCUM HAS WON A STAY OF EXECUTION FOR 90 DAYS .... MAY ALL BLUE BROTHERS AND SISTER PRAY EACH DAY THAT THIS MONSTER PAYS FOR HIS CRIME AND THE FAMILY GETS SOME CLOSER.... YOU CAN SEE THE SMIRK ON HIS FACE IN THE VIDEO WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED... I'LL PAY THE ELECTRIC BILL...OR FOR THE INJECTION MEDS RIP IN PEACE BROTHER

Detective Larry Calhoun
Naugatuck CT PD

July 17, 2007

Officer MacPhail,
We are following your story and praying for justice to be served once and for all. You have a strong network of family, friends and community who will never let your legacy be forgotten. You will always be a hero.

Pennsylvania citizen

July 17, 2007

Maybe this will finally come to an end sir. The bug is scheduled to die @ 7 pm Tuesday pending his last hearing.
I will pray for your family in this reliving time.
SIR God Bless !

Cpl. M.E. Lynn
Port Wentworth P.D.

July 16, 2007

I heard of your story today, I am very upset with what people do to law enforecement officers with not showing respect until they need you.

My Dad is a retired detective, my brother is a constable, my cousin is a constable, my sister is a constable and my family friends are. I feel for them each day and hope that some criminal will not do what they did to you.

May you rest in heaven, may justice be served 17JUL07. I also hope that justice is served for the right criminal, as too often we prosecute the innoccent. I know that the guy that did this is appealing that it was not him. So one day he will face his real judegment by someone who knows for sure what happened that day.

In my memory you are now brother.

Brett Dargie

Brett Dargie
Police is in the blood

July 16, 2007

Mark: Tho' you have long been in your Heavenly home, your Mother, Wife, Daughter, Son, Siblings and Friends still grieve and relive your loss.

Tonight I'm praying that justice will soon be served and your loved ones will have closure.

One day, you will all be together in a land where sorrow does not exist.

God bless this precious family.

Rachal

July 15, 2007

Officer Macphail, I never knew you but I have been a brother in blue for nearly 20 years and remember hearing of your murder and praying for your family.
Great job, brother! You've done your tour and done it well! Justice for your family is coming soon!! Rest in peace now brother!

Officer Sam Decker
Leesburg Police Department, AL

July 14, 2007

You died just 5 months after I began my career in law enforcement. There are people working to commute your killer's sentence. I hope that they don't lose sight that you were a person too; a person who was killed for protecting others and the individual found responsible in court and after appeal processes never gave you the chance to live a full life. RIP

Doug Teachworth

July 13, 2007

Thank God that Magot will pay for what he did to you and your family. God Bless you. May you rest in peace now.

S.B.
Douglasville P.D.

July 2, 2007

I never knew you and only learned of your death on the local news website tonight. The Department of Corrections annouced today that the suspect in your case is scheduled to be executed on July 17, 2007. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his latest appeal on Monday. After 18 years your family and co-workers will finally get the justice that is deserved. Rest in peace.

Brad Smith
Ex-Officer Henry County PD / Fayetteville PD

July 1, 2007

I was just a little kid when you were taken away, but I still remember you wearing your uniforms to church so proudly every Sunday on Mercy Blvd. True pro. See You Soon Sir.

Ofc Matt Lynn
Port Wentworth Police Department (GA )

December 22, 2006

Mac, I think about you every day. You are a Policemens, Policeman!!! My Brother in Blue, forever... God Bless you and your beautiful Family.

Chief David M. Gellatly, ret.
Savannah Police Department

December 13, 2006

Mark: I've been reflecting on the past 20 years - since we made our choice to be one of Savannah's finest. I remember you often and remember your sweet family in my prayers. For you, brother: 1 John 2:17: The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
I miss you - but I rejoice that I will see you again one day.
Your friend,
Larry

Captain Larry Branson
SCMPD/Class 7-86B

July 5, 2006

To the family of Mark,
Mark was an awesome person to work with and I know that many mourn his passing. I often think of Mark and remember those days that he made me laugh when he would come to Memorial Medical Center(Emergency Room). Mark, thanks for the joyful moments when there were so many things around us to cry about. Rest in peace and may God bless your family.

Mrs. Malinda Gwyn-Knowles
Friend

May 19, 2006

Your fellow officers will never forget you and your Ranger brothers honor your commitment to your family and country. Rangers lead the way!!

Sergeant Laurence E. Williams
Savannah Police Department

You are not forgotten brother, you gave the ultimate sacrifice while trying to end violence. May you rest in peace.

PTLM Andrew Hill
Center Twp Police Dept

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