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Patrolman Charles A. McNabb | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman

Charles A. McNabb

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Saturday, November 23, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman McNabb was shot and killed when he interrupted a holdup attempt at an apartment near Commonweath and Harvard Avenues.

Patrolman McNabb was survived by his wife and four children.

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Hello Gary,

I'm wondering if your dad and mine knew each other. When I calculate his years of service, he joined the BPD in 1955, the same year as mine did. He was Officer John J. Gallagher.

In addition, both our dads were killed within 2 miles of each other. Your dad on Comm Ave/Harvard Streets, mine on Comm Ave/Brookline Ave. It's a Bank of America now, but was a Shawmut bank then.

I know how hard it is to have your dad taken so tragically. They were certainly brave and honorable officers.

Blessings on you and your family.

Anne Gallagher
Daughter of Patrolman John Gallagher
January 27, 2012

 

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