Patrolman Michael J. McGough

Patrolman Michael J. McGough

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, December 7, 1917

Michael J. McGough

Patrolman Michael J. McGough was shot and killed in the process of arresting a thief.

While on patrol, Officer Mcgough apprehended a man stealing coal from a railroad yard. The thief resisted arrest and fired a revolver at Officer McGough. The wound proved fatal and Officer Mcgough died six days later.

Officer McGough was survived by his wife, daughter and son.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2982

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 1, 1917
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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Officer McGough's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 6-29-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

June 29, 2018

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