Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Mary P. McCord

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, January 5, 1982

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Reflections for Detective Mary P. McCord

Detective McCord,
Your EOW date was within two days of my full time hire date. Much of my career was spent working dope and major crimes with female partners. I treasure you all. Godspeed sweet angel.

Investigator (retired), Kris Nelsen
Bishop, Ca. Police Department

April 24, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 5, 2019

Rest in peace Detective McCord. Heroic and humble, dignity and integrity forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 28, 2018

Have a 5 by 7 picture of you that I took in the MPD break room. It has been with me since God took you home. Was
crushed and bitter that someone that was such a good friend,
Academy classmate, good person and officer was taken in that manner. After getting the memorial program and seeing
that your family had chosen that particular picture to use on
the front of the program it made me feel as if it was your /Gods way of giving me some peace/healing. Still smile when
thinking of Margie, Renee, myself and you taking out all the
stress in the ladies room.

Ann Ekstrand -Retired Florida LEO
Former member of MPD

December 20, 2017

You will not be forgotten by us, and Alabama should always remember the loss of one of its bravest daughters. Rest in peace my sister.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 5, 2017

With our hero's getting killed I had you on my mind. I still remember the day that you was taken. It was the first time that I saw my dad cry. You will never be forgotten Detective McCord.

Inv Chris Vinson
Sylacauga Police Department

November 14, 2016

As far back as I can remember, all you ever wanted to do was be a cop. When I think of you, I remember your radiant smile , the laughs we shared at ASU and the incredible pain I felt upon losing you. There is still a large void in my life from your absence. Gone too soon, but never forgotten

Deborah A. Wilson, Lawyer
College Friend

October 21, 2016

You made a difference.
You made the ultimate sacrifice in so doing.
Valor, Dedication, Duty...they were, they are, and they will forever be epitomized by your service.

R Pruett
Former member MPD 1984-1987

June 6, 2016

Mary was a top notch Officer and Detective. She graduated from the Academy one class before me in 1978. She was a true treasure to the Department and to the citizens of Montgomery.

Investigator Ken Hosey
Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2015

Mary , You are one of the reasons I went to the Montgomery Police Department and went from Patrol Officer and to Corporal Detective and retired after 25 years .Thank you for your devotion , You'll never be forgotten.

Corporal Detective Jeff Solomon
Retired Montgomery Police Department

August 7, 2015

Mary I still remember your smile and professionalism. I will always remember the MPD desk calling all of us to tell us what happened. It was a sad night to work. Rest in peace may God Bless.

Police Officer R.C.Cox JR
MPD 1976-1991, now at TROY UNIV.

April 1, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever,

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

January 5, 2012

Det. McCord,
Maam, on today, the 28th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Montgomery. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 5, 2010

Reading the reflections from those who knew you paints a wonderful picture of you, Detective McCord. May the Lord continue to watch over your family.

TGV, Cpl

December 7, 2009

Detective McCord, thank-you for your service. Rest in peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police, Md.

January 26, 2009

I was a teenager living north of Montgomery when Officer McCord was killed and I remember how incredibly sad we all were. To her family and friends, she has never been forgotten.


November 29, 2008

You will never be forgotten.


October 6, 2008

Rest in peace officer McCord.

J. T. Pickett

March 14, 2008



December 31, 2007


Jessica Buce
Wife of MPD Officer

May 7, 2007

I was just a cadet starting my career with the MPD. I have since retired and moved on the the Montgomery Co Sheriff's Office. I still remember hearing about you and Tony getting shot. Even though I did not know you, we are part of the same family and you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Mary

Corporal Stephen Z Smith
Montgomery Co Sheriff's Office
Retired MPD 2001

Corporal Stephen Z Smith
Montgomery Co Sheriff's Office - retired MPD 2001

April 3, 2007

Detective McCord - Your dedicated service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

A citizen

February 13, 2007

Mary. God Bless your soul. A young black trailblazer. In 1982 that May, I was just getting out of high school in York Alabama and not really knowing what direction my life would take, but I knew that I wanted to do something that no one else had done. I moved to Elyria OH, and later became the first and only African American female officer. Mary, you are my Hero!!!!!

Patrol Officer
Elyria Police Department

February 9, 2007

During this anniversary week of her death, we pause to honor the memory of our own, Detective Mary P. McCord and to again, solemnly acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice she paid on the streets of our city.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of her surviving family members, especially during this time of year.

May God comfort and keep each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

January 8, 2007

A quarter of a century has passed since your tour of duty ended and you have not been forgotten nor will the Blue Family ever let that happen as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 5, 2007

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