Officer Augustus S. McCann

Officer Augustus S. McCann

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 26, 1928

Augustus S. McCann

Officer McCann was fatally injured when his police vehicle overturned and crashed while in pursuit of a speeding truck. In an effort to avoid striking a pedestrian, Officer McCann swerved causing the vehicle to spin around and overturn three times. He suffered a fractured skull and died the next day.

Officer McCann had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 25, 1928
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Augustus McCann was my grandfather, a man I never had the opportunity to meet. This is so touching to read all of these wonderful reflections. Although I was not an LEO, my son retired after 30 years with the Orange County Sheriff's Office and my grandson was with Orlando Police Department before moving to the Secret Service. I guess some of us followed in my grandfather's footsteps. Thank you to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day for us.

Clyde Chandler
Grandson of Augustus S. MCCann

September 4, 2017

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