ROBERT H. "BOB" MACY
Year Inducted: 2009Robert H. "Bob" Macy attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, on a football scholarship. In 1957 Macy began his career in law enforcement as an Oklahoma City police officer where he worked his way through law school, receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma Law School. Macy was appointed Oklahoma County district attorney in June 1980 by Governor George Nigh and continued to serve as district attorney until his retirement in June of 2001.
During his tenure, he sent more convicted murderers to death row than any other prosecutor in the nation. Macy initiated programs that received national recognition and continue today such as the bogus check division, truancy program, Youth Cornerstone, specialized gang prosecution team, COMIT—The Central Oklahoma Metro Interdiction Team focusing on highway drug interdiction, and specialized victim and witness assistance programs.
Macy served as president of the Oklahoma District Attorney's association in 1991 and president of the National District Attorney's Association from 1992 to 1993. Macy was awarded the President's Award from the National District Attorney's Association two separate times and named Oklahoma District Attorney of the Year. Macy has been an active member of the Oklahoma, American, and Federal Bar Associations as well as the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He served as a regional president of the Boy's Club, director of March of Dimes, and president of the Toastmasters Club. Macy is a regular participant in the annual Ben Johnson and Reba McEntire Pro Celebrity Rodeo events, which have raised over a million dollars to benefit children's medical research. Macy is still active in the Cowboy Crisis Fund, raising money to help needy Oklahoma citizens pay medical bills. Macy has three children: Sheila, Teresa and Brett.