Patrolman Charles A. McNabb

Patrolman Charles A. McNabb

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 1968

Charles A. McNabb

Patrolman McNabb was shot and killed when he interrupted a holdup attempt at an apartment near Commonweath and Harvard Avenues.

Patrolman McNabb was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 3049

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

robbery attempt

Most Recent Reflection

View all 10 Reflections

Hello Gary,

I'm wondering if your dad and mine knew each other. When I calculate his years of service, he joined the BPD in 1955, the same year as mine did. He was Officer John J. Gallagher.

In addition, both our dads were killed within 2 miles of each other. Your dad on Comm Ave/Harvard Streets, mine on Comm Ave/Brookline Ave. It's a Bank of America now, but was a Shawmut bank then.

I know how hard it is to have your dad taken so tragically. They were certainly brave and honorable officers.

Blessings on you and your family.

Anne Gallagher
Daughter of Patrolman John Gallagher

January 27, 2012

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.