Sergeant Dale W. McCann

Sergeant Dale W. McCann

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, June 7, 1974

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Dale W. McCann

Sergeant McCann suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit of several fleeing suspects.

After chasing the vehicle, the suspects fled on foot with Sergeant McCann in pursuit. He had caught one of the suspects, and as he handcuffed him, he suffered a heart attack.

Sergeant McCann had been with the Columbus Division of Police for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

foot pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Dale W. McCann of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 7, 2022

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