Officer Augustus S. McCann

Officer Augustus S. McCann

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 26, 1928

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Augustus S. McCann

Officer McCann was fatally injured when his police vehicle overturned and crashed while in pursuit of a speeding truck. In an effort to avoid striking a pedestrian, Officer McCann swerved causing the vehicle to spin around and overturn three times. He suffered a fractured skull and died the next day.

Officer McCann had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 25, 1928
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Officer McCann,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Miami. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 26, 2018

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