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Lieutenant Daniel J. McCann | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Lieutenant

Daniel J. McCann

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, July 30, 1964
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Reflections for Lieutenant Daniel J. McCann

 

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 23, 2013

Lt. McCann,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous
July 30, 2008

LT. McCann your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee
May 27, 2008

As a native of the Delaware Valley, the Philadelphia Police Dept has always been dear to my heart. My brother lives around the corner from where Daniel McCann was killed. There is a small memorial on the sidewalk. I have visited that spot and stood silently in awe. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

FCO J S McCann
Raleigh Police Dept (NC)
October 6, 2007

Lt. McCann,

My Dad was a detective who worked for you. He told me the story of your sacrifice, as well as the sacrifice of your family. He was one of the officers present when your family was notified of your death in the line of duty. I was only three at the time but remember Dan, Jr. coming to stay with us.

My Dad, who has since past away, told me your story many years later. It was one of the few times I can ever remember him with tears in his eyes.

I found your name on the wall of the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C., along with the names of other officers I have worked with through the years. I pray that you and your family know that your sacrifices will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your family.

Chief Patrol Agent John J. Smietana, Jr.
U.S. Border Patrol
September 4, 2007

Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police
July 30, 2007

A POLICEMAN'S PRAYER
BROTHER WHEN YOU WEEP FOR ME REMEMBER THAT IT WAS MEANT TO BE.
LAY ME DOWN AND WHEN YOU LEAVE REMEMBER I'LL BE AT YOUR SIDE...IN EVERY DARK AND DREARY ALLEY I'LL BE THERE AS YOU SLOWLY TREAD, ON EVERY STREET CORNER IN THE DRIVING SNOW I'LL HOLD YOUR COAT AND YOU WILL KNOW.
IN PLACES WHERE THE DEVIL IS AFRAID TO WALK...
AT DOORS WHERE YOU MEET RESISTANCE...
IN HOUSES WHERE CHILDREN HIDE...
YOU KNOW I'LL BE AT YOUR SIDE.
THE PLACE FROM WHICH I NOW RESPOND IS OVERSTAFFED WITH HEROES GONE...MEN WHO ANSWERED ONE LAST JOB AND DID IT WELL.
AS POLICEMEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A CARD DEALT IN OUR HAND...A CARD WE HOPE WE NEVER PLAY BUT WE HOLD IT THERE ANYWAY.
THE CARD IS SOMETHING WE IGNORE AS WE STAND ON THAT THIN BLUE LINE EVERY TOUR...FOR WE KNOW THAT WE ARE THE ONLY PRAYER FOR MANY OUT THERE.
SO REMEMBER, AS YOU WIPE YOUR TEARS, THE JOY I HAVE KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE YEARS...AS THE JOB I LOVED TO DO I PRAY THAT THIS THOUGHT WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.

-AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Lieutenant, you will never be forgotten. Although, I never knew you, I had the opportunity to know and work with your daughter before coming on the job. She is an absolutely wonderful person. She would talk of you when she found out I was in the process of getting hired with Philly. I saw her today for the first time in almost 11 years. We talked about your memorial dedication where you gave your life. I could see in her eyes that you are greatly missed. Please watch over her and her family.....and us. Thanks Lt.

Detective John Halligan
Philadelphia Police Department
June 16, 2007

Rest easy, hero. God's taking care of you for eternity.

Wisconsin L.E.O.
September 11, 2006

God bless you, Lt. McCann, for your noble service. You are a hero and will always be remembered. Rest in heavenly peace.

Karl Gwynne
November 14, 2004

 
 

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