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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To the family and friends of Officer William McCracken
On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to William's memory on the 27th anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service William gave to his community and the citizens of Pennslyvania, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 5, 1986.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 5, 2011

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