Officer Alcee Samuel McCray

Officer Alcee Samuel McCray

Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, October 14, 1989

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Alcee Samuel McCray

Officer Alcee McCray was shot and killed after being confronted by an armed man in the housing complex.

The man had just disarmed Officer McCray when another officer exited the security office. The man shot and killed Officer McCray and then fired at the other officer, wounding him in the face. As the other officer fell, he fired six shots, hitting the subject four times. The man fled on foot, but was apprehended moments later by a canine officer.

The 30-year-old man was sentenced to 38 years to life for aggravated murder. His first parole hearing is in July, 2027.

Officer McCray had served with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer Alcee Samuel McCray of the Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 15, 2018

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