Lieutenant Daniel J. McCann

Lieutenant Daniel J. McCann

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, July 30, 1964

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Daniel J. McCann

Lieutenant McCann was shot to death by an unruly woman he had ejected from a bar on 11th and Spruce Street in Center City. The 27-year-old woman, who had been creating a disturbance in the bar, pulled a revolver from her handbag and fired.

The 31-year-old suspect was convicted of voluntary manslaughter on September 17, 1965, and sentenced to a indeterminate term in the State Industrial Institution for Women at Muncy. She was paroled on January 7, 1970.

Lieutenant McCann was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 135
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1970

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