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Sergeant John S. Macaulay | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California

Sergeant

John S. Macaulay

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, July 16, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 430

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/6/1982

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Sergeant John Macaulay succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 10 days earlier when he was shot by a robbery suspect near the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Willow Alley.

Sergeant Macaulay noticed a vehicle that was wanted in connection with an armed robbery of a supermarket that occurred the previous week. Sergeant Macaulay stopped the vehicle and walked towards it. The suspect attempted to draw a Walther P38 pistol from a briefcase that he had in his stolen car. Sergeant Macaulay attempted to restrain the suspect by putting him in a headlock. The suspect then drew a .38 caliber pistol from his waistband and shot Sergeant Macaulay, mortally wounding him.

The suspect fled to a local hotel where he fatally shot his wife and then committed suicide.

Sergeant Macaulay had served with the San Francisco Police Department for 11 years, and was one of their most decorated officers. He had received three Medal of Valor awards, five Police Commissioner awards, and over 100 Captain's Commendations.

He is survived by nine siblings.

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A brave man that I have never met but have noticed a family connection through VC McAulay as mentioned by one of his family in the reflection, I am currently doing family tree research and would love too add John S Macaulay to our growing family tree, I have other brave Macaulay's in the tree, my son is actually in the police force here in Western Australia, I am sure John W Macaulay would be proud to be apart of this family tree.

Douglas
Macaulay
December 14, 2013

 

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