Sergeant John Vincent McCabe

Sergeant John Vincent McCabe

Port of New York Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 22, 1946

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John Vincent McCabe

Sergeant John McCabe succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was thrown against the wall of the Holland Tunnel when a tire blew out while he was riding on the running board of an emergency truck.

He had just finished clearing out a traffic jam and was riding back to the westbound exit to Jersey City when the tire blew out. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Jersey City where he died the next day.

Sergeant McCabe was a WWI veteran and served with the Port of New York Authority Police Department for 21 years.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location New Jersey
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 21, 1946

mechanical failure

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Sgt. McCabe,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 22, 2021

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