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 grandmother, Elizabeth McCann Campbell, is cousin of Hugh McCann. She came from Scotland to Philadelphia, as an infant, in 1913 with her mother, Margaret MacDonald McCann and father, Joseph McCann. She passed away in 1992, but had told me stories of some of the family, including Cpt. Hugh McCann. Their is also a plaque in the center of City Hall that bares his name, along with other fallen officers. Karen Elizabeth Miller, Orlando, FL

Karen Elizabeth Miller

May 10, 2016

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