Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Hugh Francis McCann

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, June 13, 1941

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Reflections for Captain Hugh Francis McCann

My grandmother, Elizabeth McCann Campbell, is cousin of Hugh McCann. She came from Scotland to Philadelphia, as an infant, in 1913 with her mother, Margaret MacDonald McCann and father, Joseph McCann. She passed away in 1992, but had told me stories of some of the family, including Cpt. Hugh McCann. Their is also a plaque in the center of City Hall that bares his name, along with other fallen officers. Karen Elizabeth Miller, Orlando, FL

Karen Elizabeth Miller

May 10, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

Yesterday, October 9th, I went to the memorial service honoring my grandfather, Cpt. Hugh F McCann. It was an awesome experience. There were so many people there and most never knew him. It was a pleasure to meet Ken Cooper who sponsored the memorial Plaque. Thank you Ken. I spoke with officers and with the Police Commissioner. The mounted police were also there. I cuddled with, yes I did say cuddled, one of the horses. He put his head on my shoulder and nuzzled me. The bagpipers did a great job as did all who had a hand in this dedication. Thank you to all who made it possible.

Kathy Mccann Chudnofsky

October 10, 2013

I am honored to be part of the sponsoring family. I remember my grandfathers memorial service and it was very touching. My three sons were awed by the experience. I will keep all of your family in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. thank you for Officer McCanns service. Heroes live forever.


October 8, 2013

I too am a member of the sponsoring family and like a lot of you we did not know our grandfather as he also was killed in the line of duty prior to our births.

So what you can do is hold onto the stories that have been passed down, and the memory of tomorrow. The dedication is very special and you will cherish it forever.
kjc October 8, 2013


October 8, 2013

I am one of the members of the sponsoring family for Officer McCann's memorial. We are proud to do this as our grandfather was honored 2 years ago. The tribute is everlasting and the moment will touch all of your lives. None of us new our grandfather except through the wonderful son he left behind. Our dad grew up without a dad as many children of officers do. It is wonderful that tributes and memorials can be held to remember the sacrifices
they made. Cherish his memory and peace to all of you.


September 25, 2013

I am so glad that after 72 years my grandfather will be honored for his service to the city of Philadelphia and its citizens. While only two of his children are still with us, the family is very large. I hope as many as possible will attend the dedication on October 9, 2013. Rest in Peace dear grandfather.

Kathleen McCann Chudnofsky

September 24, 2013

Captain McCann was my Father. I was always so very proud of him and I am thrilled that he will be honored on October 9, 2013 for his service to the citizens of Philadelphia. My sister, Mary Shaw, and I are his surviving children and along with our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be present at the dedication.

Teresa A. Stemock

September 8, 2013

Capt. McCann was my great grandfather. He is being honored on October 9, 2013 for being killed in the line of duty.

Erin Shaw
Great Granddaughter

May 30, 2013

Capt. McCann was my grandfather. I never knew him, but I honor him each year at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Mariah McCann

April 27, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 71rst anniversary year of your death. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 19, 2012

hugh mccann was my grandfather although he passed before i was born, i heard wonderful stories about him from my mother i heard that after he was killed the police dept started using the reflective capes to direct traffic at night

william shaw

July 26, 2012

I was the first grandchild. He knew me, but I did not know
him. I was 10 months old when he left us all. I am sorry he did not get to see his other grandchildren or they him.

Joseph Hugh Scherer

October 8, 2009

I wish I had know him. He died before I was sad.
I am sure he would have be a wonderful grandfather to me.

Lois Shaw-Tucci

June 28, 2009

RIP fine warrior.


September 16, 2008

Thank you Captain McCann for your service to our country as well as to P.P.D. Your family is no doubt very proud of you and the legacy you have left to them. May your memory be everlasting. R.I.P.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

August 14, 2008

Always remembered Captain.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

June 13, 2007

Hugh McCann was my grandfather. He died 2 months before I was born. My father, Hugh, spoke of him often and told us stories as we grew up. He was loved and admired by all who knew him. As a small child I lived in the house he raised his children in. It helped me to feel close to him. I never knew him but think often of him and all the fallen officers.

Kathleen McCann Chudnofsky

June 13, 2007

Hugh McCann was my grandfather. I never knew him, but he was fondly remembered by family throughout the years, and I have learned of him through their eyes, and admire his dedication to his family and his profession.

Mariah McCann

March 3, 2007

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