Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 6/27/1972
Patrolman McGough succumbed to burns sustained six weeks earlier when he and Patrolman Leonard Lamatrice responded to an accident on Stony Hollow Boulevard. A tanker truck had overturned on the bottom of a hill. As the two officers exited their patrol car the spilled gasoline caught fire and both officers were engulfed by the flames.
Patrolman Lamatrice died of his injuries five weeks after the accident. Patrolman McGough suffered burns over 75 percent of his body and died six weeks later.
Patrolman McGough was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Steubenville Police Department for 1 year. He was survived by his mother, sister, and four brothers.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patrolman Leonard Lamatrice