Chief of Police James William McMann

Chief of Police James William McMann

Ronceverte Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 18, 1928

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James William McMann

Chief McMann was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest a suspect whom he had a warrant for. Chief McMann attempted to locate the suspect in a wooded area where he had been spotted. When Chief McMann began to search the suspect, the suspect turned and fired one round from a .32-caliber revolver, striking Chief McMann in the abdomen.

Chief McMann was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wound three days later.

Chief McMann was survived by his wife, three daughters and three sons.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 15, 1928
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

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