Captain Richard McHale

Captain Richard McHale

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, October 24, 1935

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Richard McHale

Captain McHale, the Commanding Officer of the 109th Precinct, was shot and killed by a disgruntled patrolman who had been placed on reserve duty by the police surgeon.

Another patrolman responded to the shots and shot and killed the suspect.

Captain McHale was a member of New York 69th Volunteer Infantry, Company A and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was a recipient of the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge None
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Captain McHale.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2020

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