Police Officer Hugh J. McCartney

Police Officer Hugh J. McCartney

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 1903

Add to My Heroes

Hugh J. McCartney

Officer McCartney was attacked by a mob of men and women for unknown reasons while on patrol at 14th Street and Clark Avenue.

The mob attacked him with pistols, bricks, and razors. While struggling to protect himself, he was able to shoot and kill one of the suspects. Officer McCartney was seriously injured and succumbed to his wounds 15 days later.

Officer McCartney had been with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for only two months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 16, 1903
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender One shot and killed

foot patrol

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

I patrol the intersection where you were murdered. I'm sorry that you met your demise in such a way, but had I been there in 1903 I would have had your back!
Rest In Peace brother

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

December 7, 2021

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.