Police Officer William George McCracken

Police Officer William George McCracken

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, February 5, 1984

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William George McCracken

Police Officer William McCracken collapsed and died inside the 23rd District police station at 1747 North 17th Street after breaking up a disorderly crowd on Spruce Street near 15th and chasing one suspect.

Officer McCracken had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 5491

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

disorderly, pursuit

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Officer McCracken,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 5, 2024

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