Officer Mackie was shot and killed by William Haggerty on the Aug 14 1949.
The Los Banos Police Department received a call about 1 a.m. Sunday Aug 14 th by a neighbor of William Haggerty. She said Haggerty was on the street near the corner of Third & I streets brandishing a shotgun. When the officers arrived, Officer Mackie went to the front door as the other officer went around to the rear of the home. The suspect confronted Officer Mackie and opened fire with a shotgun, striking him in the face. Officer Mackie fired a round from his pistol at the same time, but the round went through the suspect's hat. The suspect fled the scene but was later shot and killed by other officers.
Robert Terry Mackie was a native of Pasadena, born 10 Dec 1927 to William R. Mackie and Josephine P. Heronema. He had one sibling, William R. Mackie. He attended Monrovia High School; served in the United States Navy for four years, date of enlistment expired Dec 12
1948, retired as Machinist Mate 3 rd class. He joined the Los Banos Police force on Nov 1948. He had served with the Los Banos Police Department for 9 months.
He married Jeanne Margaret Gretton, at the time of his death his daughter Sherida was two days shy of being one year old, his son Robert was 4 weeks old. His wife Jeanne passed away 24 May 2010.
Officer Mackie was laid to rest in Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, CA