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Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield

Jan 6, 1979 - Aug 13, 1999

 
 
Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. L., February 8, 2009
1. Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield Marker
Inscription.  
An officer's sworn to protect and serve,
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
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miles away); Gassaway Mansion (approx. 3.7 miles away); Graceland 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 . . .  Officer Down Memorial Page: Deputy Sheriff Marcus Lyman Whitfield. 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.)
Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
2. Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield Marker
 
 
Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. L., February 8, 2009
3. Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield Marker
Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield Marker -<br>Waffle House Where Shooting<br>Took Place in Distance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, February 2, 2011
4. Deputy Marcus L. Whitfield Marker -
Waffle House Where Shooting
Took Place in Distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,026 times since then and 47 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.

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