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Memorial service held for missing SMU police officer

July 28, 2016

Mark McCullersDALLAS (SMU) — A memorial service was held Thursday, July 28, for SMU Police Officer Mark McCullers, missing since July 5 when he was swept away during a storm while working off duty at a construction site near Turtle Creek.

The service was held in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium and was followed by a 21-gun salute.

McCullers is believed to have drowned during the flooding. He notified a dispatcher that his car was being overtaken by water. He lost contact with the dispatcher about 1:30 a.m.

McCullers served with in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years and joined the SMU Police Department in February 2015. He is survived by his wife, Tiffany McCullers, and their blended family of six children.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Officer Mark McCullers Memorial Account at any Wells Fargo Bank (Account 9976436577) or online

The search for McCullers continues.

Among those who have taken part in the search are the SMU Police Department, Highland Park Department of Public Safety, Dallas Fire-Rescue, the Dallas Police Department, University Park Police Department and Fire Department, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Department of Public Safety, Plano Police Association, Highland Village Police Department, City of Dallas Trinity Watershed Management, Dallas Box 4 Fire Buff Association, Search One K9 Rescue Team, Cedar Valley College Law Enforcement Academy, Dallas VA Hospital Police, Civil Air Patrol and Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue.

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