Patrolman Martin C. McCaw

Patrolman Martin C. McCaw

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 27, 1942

Martin C. McCaw

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.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 6991

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 27, 2018

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