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Captain Richard McHale | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Captain

Richard McHale

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, October 24, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # None

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Captain McHale, the Commanding Officer of the 109th Precinct, was shot and killed by a disgruntled patrolman who had been placed on reserve duty by the police surgeon.

Another patrolman responded to the shots and shot and killed the suspect.

Captain McHale was a member of New York 69th Volunteer Infantry, Company A and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was a recipient of the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor.

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May the soul of Captain Richard McHale rest in Heaven, for he gave his life for us as citizens in New York City where I grew up, and he gave his life for us as citizens of our great nation. Thank you Captain McHale, thank you very much.

RIP

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
July 26, 2016

 

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