Patrolman William I. McCann

Patrolman William I. McCann

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, September 16, 1930

Add to My Heroes

William I. McCann

Officer William McCann was shot and killed while to a burglary in progress call. In the confusion of the burglary, the frightened citizen mistook Officer McCann for the perpetrator and fired a shot, fatally wounding the investigating officer.

Officer McCann was survived by his wife, two sons, father, and siblings.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 34

Incident Details

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 12 Reflections

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 16, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.