Frank W. Mackie of Port Charlotte, Fla. and formerly of Riverhead died Dec. 23, 2018, at the age of 60.
Mr. Mackie was a retired Riverhead Town police officer. He graduated from Riverhead High School in 1976 and subsequently attended Suffolk County Community College, majoring in the criminal justice program.
He started his service career with the police department as a tow truck operator in July of 1978. From there he attended the Suffolk County Police Academy, graduating from there May 8, 1980, and was appointed as a part-time/seasonal police officer with the Riverhead Police Department. On June 30, 1981, he was appointed to the position of full-time police officer.
During his career he served as a foot patrolman, desk officer, member of the Street Crime Unit, the District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and a member of the Community Response Unit. He received two departmental commendations and many letters of praise and appreciation from citizens he has assisted during his career. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Treasury, County of Suffolk and Riverhead Town Board also recognized him for excellent police performance.
Frank rendered excellent service and exhibited exceptional devotion and courtesy to the citizenry he served during his over 20 years as a police officer.
Mr. Mackie was predeceased by his parents Felix and Cathleen. He is survived by sons Sean (Tracey) and Keith and five grandchildren, Madison, Bryce, Keira, Brayden and Brynn.
The family received friends Jan. 7 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where funeral services were held, officiated by Deacon Mike Bonocore.
This is a paid notice.