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Patrolman Michael J. McGough | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Michael J. McGough

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, December 7, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2982

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/1/1917

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Michael J. McGough was shot and killed in the process of arresting a thief.

While on patrol, Officer Mcgough apprehended a man stealing coal from a railroad yard. The thief resisted arrest and fired a revolver at Officer McGough. The wound proved fatal and Officer Mcgough died six days later.

Officer McGough was survived by his wife, daughter and son.

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It has been 95 years but please know the CPD will never forget your ultimate contribution. Thank you for your service.

Detective thomas Downes
Chicago
December 7, 2012

 

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