Patrolman Michael J. McGough

Patrolman Michael J. McGough

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, December 7, 1917

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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.


  • 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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