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Robert S. MacKenzie, retired city police officer

Robert S. MacKenzie, a retired Baltimore police officer who enjoyed hunting, died Jan. 30 from cancer at his home in Henderson, Caroline County. He was 83.

The son of Joseph MacKenzie, who worked in quality control for General Motors Corp., and Ellen MacKenzie, an insurance company worker, Robert Stanley MacKenzie was born in Baltimore and raised in Pasadena.

After graduating in 1952 from Glen Burnie High School, Mr. Mackenzie moved to Detroit, where he worked for two years for General Motors.

In 1958, he joined the Baltimore Police Department; he was a patrolman for most of his career.

“He spent most of his time patrolling North Avenue and McCulloh Street, and the last few years as director of the police pistol range,” said a son, Lou MacKenzie of Centreville.

Mr. MacKenzie retired in 1992.

The longtime Parkville resident, who moved to Henderson in 2015, had also been a naval reservist for 38 years, family members said.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and competitive shooting.

Mr. MacKenzie was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion Post 183 in Parkville, and the Baltimore City Pistol Team.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Evans Funeral Home, 8800 Harford Road, Parkville.

His wife of 28 years, Colleen Mackenzie, died in 2014.

In addition to his son, Mr. MacKenzie is survived by two other sons, Fred MacKenzie of Bridgetown, Caroline County, and Mike MacKenzie of Pasadena; three daughters, Cindy MacKenzie of Sudlersville, Karen Donato of Glen Burnie and Cathy MacKenzie of Parkville; three stepdaughters, Debbie Battaglia and Carole Warren, both of Parkville, and Patti Edwards of Jarrettsville; a sister, Jo Ann Hite of Pasadena; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A marriage to Heide Fruhl ended in divorce.


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