Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Patrolman Martin C. McCaw | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Martin C. McCaw

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, April 27, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 6991

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Patrolman Martin C. McCaw was accidentally shot and killed when his partner tripped and his service revolver discharged.

The two officers chased two gunmen into a vacant lot on Blue Island Avenue. Officer McCaw just captured one of the men when his partner tripped and discharged the revolver. The round struck Officer McCaw in the head. He was transported to Mother Cabrini Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Both men fled the scene after the shot was fired.

Officer McCaw had won a citizen award months earlier for rescuing five people from a burning apartment building in January. He was assigned to District 12 and was a seven year veteran of the department. He is survived by his five children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 12 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

To my Grandfather who died before I was born. But my grandmother his wife raised some of the us older grandchildren telling us about grandpa how he enjoyed a cold beer and a dance floor a lot with her. I have pictures of you in Your DRESS UNIFORM WHEN YOU WERE WORKING THE DETAIL FOR THE WORLDS FAIR IN CHICAGO. YOU HAD ONE SON AND ONE SON-INLAW FOLLOW YOU ONTO THE C.P.D. AND SOME GRANDSONS AND GREAT GRAND SONS WHO FOLLOWED ON OTHER DEPARTMENTS (LOTS OF THEM)

Roger Riley Norine's Oldest son
Grandson
July 11, 2016

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths