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Chief of Police Patrick Boden McCready | Fairchild Police Department, Wisconsin Fairchild Police Department, Wisconsin

Chief of Police

Patrick Boden McCready

Fairchild Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Sunday, March 10, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 440

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.06

Offender: Committed suicide

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Chief of Police McCready was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance call. Chief McCready did not expect any problems because the suspect was well known to him. As he entered a darkened hallway the man opened fire with a 30-06 rifle from a prone position, striking Chief McCready in the chest. The round penetrated the front panel of Chief McCready's vest. He was able to exit the apartment, but collapsed at the bottom of the stairs. The suspect committed suicide after a lengthy standoff.

Chief McCready had been Chief of the agency for four years and was survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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A hero lives forever in the hearts and minds of all those they have touched. Chief Patrick Boden McCready, your honorable dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues.

G. Birkholz, WI. C.O.P.S. board member
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, E.O.W. 3/20/11
March 3, 2016


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