Patrolman Hugh McKieran

Patrolman Hugh McKieran

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 5, 1917

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Hugh McKieran

Patrolman McKieran died of a blood infection he contracted after being bitten by a suspect he was arresting. The wound caused by the bite healed, but Patrolman McKieran later fell ill and died six months later.

The New York City Medical Examiner ruled the death of Patrolman McKieran a homicide.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 1, 1916

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Today, on the 100th anniversary of his death, we honor the sacrifice made by Patrolman Hugh McKieran in the line of duty. His assailant is long forgotten; Hugh McKieran will always be remembered.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 5, 2018

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