Patrolman William I. McCann

Patrolman William I. McCann

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, September 16, 1930

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William I. McCann

Patrolman William McCann was shot and killed while responding to a burglary in progress call at 1134 W 111th Street.

In the confusion of the burglary, the frightened citizen mistook Patrolman McCann for the perpetrator and fired a shot, fatally wounding him.

Patrolman McCann had served with the Chicago Police Department for over two years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, father, and siblings.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 2 years, 2 months
  • Badge 34

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Officer McCann I was proud to serve with you You were always on the scene if needed We fought back to back As you know I got shot up and many brain surgeries You were always there for support REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND

TaskForce Tactical officer Jack DeHeer
CPD Friend

February 24, 2024

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