Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield
Jan 6, 1979 - Aug 13, 1999
Answering each call with unwavering nerve,
Never knowing when life will throw out a curve.
A policeman's life was what I chose,
To follow a noble, honorable code,
And it cost me my life on this very road.
As you stand upon this ground, be aware,
Take a frief moment and say a small prayer,
For my fellow officers still out there.
My family and friends have one last request,
That as a citizen you do your best.
Thank you for remembering and May God Bless.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
Location. 34° 50.193′ N, 82° 18.984′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of Roper Mountain Road and Woodruff Road, on the right when traveling south on Roper Mountain Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fred W. Symmes Hall of Science (approx. half a mile away); Laurel Creek Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gassaway MansionGraceland East Memorial Park Veterans Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mauldin (approx. 4 miles away); The History of the Gosnell Cabin (approx. 4 miles away); Mauldin United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); In Honor Of (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cleveland Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); Greenville County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Regarding Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield. The Waffle House referenced in the links below is across the street from the memorial. Two youths were eventually charged. Cory Harris was eventually convicted (charges dropped on the other youth) and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Also see . . .
1. Marcus Lyman Whitfield Memorial Page. Deputy Whitfield was shot and killed while he and two other deputies were attempting to break up a fight outside of a Waffle House restaurant. (Submitted on February 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Officer Down Memorial Page: Deputy Sheriff Marcus Lyman Whitfield(Submitted on February 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,621 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 9, 2009, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. 2. submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on February 9, 2009, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. 4. submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.