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Captain Hugh Francis McCann | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


Hugh Francis McCann

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, June 13, 1941

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Age: 53

Tour: 28 years

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Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Captain Hugh McCann was killed while directing traffic at Roosevelt Boulevard and Rising Sun Avenue as a convoy of Army vehicles rolled through Philadelphia on its way to Fort Dix. He was killed by an auto driven by a man who said he had become confused in the traffic.

Captain McCann had served with the agency for 28 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and five daughters.

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Yesterday, October 9th, I went to the memorial service honoring my grandfather, Cpt. Hugh F McCann. It was an awesome experience. There were so many people there and most never knew him. It was a pleasure to meet Ken Cooper who sponsored the memorial Plaque. Thank you Ken. I spoke with officers and with the Police Commissioner. The mounted police were also there. I cuddled with, yes I did say cuddled, one of the horses. He put his head on my shoulder and nuzzled me. The bagpipers did a great job as did all who had a hand in this dedication. Thank you to all who made it possible.

Kathy Mccann Chudnofsky
October 10, 2013


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