Patrolman Charles F. McGonagle

Patrolman Charles F. McGonagle

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, August 2, 1932

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Charles F. McGonagle

Patrolman Charles McGonagle was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on the wet surface of South Main Street in the town of East Longmeadow at 9:30 pm.

Patrolman McGonagle was a U.S. Marine Corps WW I veteran and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for three years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, weather

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Patrrolman McGonagle, it has been 91 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 3, 2023

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