Passing of Mickey McGrinder

Greetings MAPES Family,

It is with heavy heart that I bring you all news of the passing of one of our dear friends and family. John “Mickey” McGrinder passed away peacefully this past Sunday morning at his home. Mickey was a retired detective from the NYPD and one of our original MAPES members. Mickey loved being a police officer and cherished the legacy of law enforcement. He is survived by his lovely wife Maureen, sons Michael, John, and Thomas. Mickey will be dearly missed by so many lives that he has touched. 

Funeral Arrangements

Thursday March 28th 10 AM
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
87 Lacy St NW
Marietta, Ga 30060

God Bless You All
John Pucci – Past President

MAPES 2019

Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                     Welcome to the new and update Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society website. Here you will find access to information about MAPES, upcoming events, sponsors and links to other Emerald Societies.  You’ll have the opportunity to load some of your favorite photos to the website, purchase merchandise and more…  

During the upcoming months your Executive Board will be working hard on your behalf to bring you a Society to be proud of, one you’ll want to belong to…. and if you’ve been away a while, one you’ll want to return to.  

So on behave of;

  • V/P – Membership Steve O’Hare
  • V/P – Merchandise PJ Girvan
  • Treasurer Mark Holder
  • Secretary Terri Osbourne
  • Sgt at Arms Michael Castello
  • Past President Johnny Pucci
  • President Mark Matthews


P/S – Remember this is “your” Society and it well not survive without “you”. 

2019 Atlanta St Patrick’s Parade

This is an incredible opportunity for our organization to show our great tradition. We would love to have a huge uniformed presence of officers marching with our float and families. Our Honor Guard always performs with excellence and makes our club shine, so I ask all who can attend to come out and march with your Emerald Society! We will be meeting at Peachtree St. and 15th St. around 10:00 am on Saturday March 16th. Just look for the green and white MAPES float!

We will have MAPES St. Paddy’s Day shirts for sale at the beginning of the parade for all who would like to wear one during the parade.

Atlanta St Pats Parade

MAPES Upcoming Events

Jun 15
MAPES Annual Braves Game
SunTrust Park - 755 Battery Ave SE


The Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society (MAPES) is a non political fraternal organization made up of law enforcement officers and supporters of Gaelic heritage.



MAPES hosts and participates in several events throughout the year. These include an awards banquet, family picnic, Braves game and St Patrick’s Day Parade.


Official MAPES merchandise is available for purchase from from this website. All funds raised from merchandise sales are used to fund member activities.


Photos from various MAPES events can be viewed by following this link.