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 Augustus McCann was fatally injured when his police vehicle overturned and crashed at the intersection of SW 27th Avenue and SW 13th Street 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 served with the Miami Police Department for four years. He 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

vehicle pursuit

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 26, 2020

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