Chief of Police Daniel McGrath

Chief of Police Daniel McGrath

Titusville Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, November 15, 1899

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Daniel McGrath

Chief McGrath was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to foil a robbery. The two officers exchanged shots with the two suspects. Chief McGrath was killed and the other officer was wounded. One of the suspects was also killed. The second suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and hung on April 16, 1901.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 11, 1899
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Chief McGrath,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Titusville.


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November 15, 2019

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