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Detective William McCaffery | Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

Detective

William McCaffery

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Saturday, December 13, 1958

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Detective McCaffery succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained as he and other officers pursued a car thief. He had been off duty when he observed other officers pursue the vehicle. He dropped off his family and assisted the other officers chase the suspect on foot.

During the pursuit Detective McCaffery was struck in the back by a ricochet bullet that had been fired by another officer.

Detective McCaffery was survived by his wife and two children.

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Dad I think of you always and your two grandsons have followed in your footsteps one a police officer and one a special force federal agent. U r my hero and I will love u in my heart forever. I miss u so, I really never had time to know u but I will never stop thinking about you and how you would have always been there for me. Daddy u r really missed.

Love your daughter Judy

judy brunone
Daughter
January 10, 2016

 

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