Detective Sergeant Charles Daniel McKenna

Detective Sergeant Charles Daniel McKenna

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 28, 1922

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Charles Daniel McKenna

Sergeant McKenna was shot and killed by another officer in a case of mistaken identity near the intersection of Junction Avenue and Dix Street.

Sergeant McKenna and other officers were in a police vehicle with the curtains drawn in the area of Dix Street near Junction. Another officer, who was unaware the vehicle was a police car, attempted to stop it. The officer saw a man inside with a gun and opened fire with a shotgun, killing Sergeant McKenna.

All officers involved in the incident were cleared after an investigation by the prosecutor's office.

Sergeant McKenna had served with the Detroit Police Department for 4 years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 825

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

mistaken identity

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Det. Sgt. McKenna,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit.


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October 28, 2022

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