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 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.

Lieutenant McCann was a 14-year veteran of the force. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 135

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to prison

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 23, 2013

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