Captain Hugh Francis McCann

Captain Hugh Francis McCann

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, June 13, 1941

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Hugh Francis McCann

Captain Hugh McCann succumbed to injuries three days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic at Roosevelt Boulevard and Rising Sun Avenue. He was directing traffic for a convoy of Army vehicles that rolled through Philadelphia on its way to Fort Dix. He was struck by an auto driven by a man who said he had become confused in the traffic.

Captain McCann had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 28 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and five daughters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 10, 1941

directing traffic

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My dad is your grandson, John McCann. He always spoke highly of you and was honored to go to your Commemoration. I may have been born nearly 60 years after you passed, but I will continue to pass your story down through generations so your heroism will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service, Captain.

Elizabeth McCann
Great Granddaughter

June 28, 2021

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