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Detective Joseph Elmer McCain | Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts


Joseph Elmer McCain

Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, October 22, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 72

Tour: 30 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/29/1988

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective Joseph McCain succumbed to gunshot wounds inflicted 13 years earlier.

He was shot during a drug raid on Wood Avenue in Hyde Park. The wound caused him to undergo several surgeries and his health deteriorated until he passed away. He was never able to return to work following the shooting.

Detective McCain was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 30 years. He is survived by his wife and child.

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Today, October 22, 2017, the Massachusetts State Police along with the former members of the Metropolitan Police, takes a moment to honor and remember MDC Detective Joseph E. McCain on this his 16th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police
October 22, 2017


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