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

Officer 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 was a 14-year veteran of the force.

Officer McCracken was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 5491

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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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)

February 5, 2021

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