Detective William McCaffery

Detective William McCaffery

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, December 13, 1958

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William McCaffery

Detective William McCaffery succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained as he and other officers pursued a car thief.

He was off duty when he observed other officers pursue the vehicle. He dropped off his family and assisted the other officers chase the suspect on foot.

During the pursuit Detective McCaffery was struck in the back by a ricochet bullet that had been fired by another officer.

Detective McCaffery was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

crossfire, foot pursuit, off duty, stolen vehicle

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

December 13, 2017

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