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NHC Sheriff’s Office announces funeral arrangements for Captain who died of COVID-19

Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 8:51 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A well-known Captain with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office died from COVID-19 on Friday, September 17.

Capt. David MacAlpine passed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Friday afternoon, according to the NHC Sheriff’s Office.

MacAlpine, or “Mac” as he was known among his fellow officers, was with the sheriff’s office for close to 30 years.

This statement was released by Sheriff Ed McMahon:

“Words cannot express the devastation and heartache that we feel today due to the loss of one of our own,” said Sheriff Ed McMahon. “David “Mac”MacAlpine was not only an amazing public servant, but also a friend and loved member of our family. His hugs, his smile, his laugh, and his dedication to the Sheriff’s Office and this community will be missed by everyone. We love you Mac, our hearts are truly broken.”

According to the NHC Sheriff’s Office, MacAlpine was placed on a ventilator as his condition from the virus worsened.

The following arrangements have been announced:

Visitation: Monday, September 27, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Service: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Wilson Center, 703 N. 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

The NHCSO asks that people keep the family in their thoughts and prayers.

A candlelight vigil was held earlier Friday in the hopes that he would pull through.

The NHC Sheriff’s Office held a vigil earlier Friday in the hopes "Mac" would pull through.
The NHC Sheriff’s Office held a vigil earlier Friday in the hopes "Mac" would pull through.(NHCSO)

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