Patrolman John McCormick

Patrolman John McCormick

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 25, 1895

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John McCormick

Patrolman McCormick was shot and killed while arresting a female suspect at a local bar. During the arrest the woman's boyfriend approached the officers and shot Patrolman McCormick in the stomach. His partner returned fire but missed the suspect. The man, 25, was apprehended several weeks later.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged on January 12, 1898.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1898

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Patrolman McCormick,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tampa.


United States Border Patrol

September 25, 2020

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