Patrol Officer Matthew J. McNally

Patrol Officer Matthew J. McNally

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, November 20, 1930

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Matthew J. McNally

Patrol Officer Matthew McNally succumbed to injuries sustained several hours earlier when he was struck by a drunk driver while investigating an accident on East Main Street.

He and his partner were taking measurements in the roadway when Officer McNally was struck, nearly severing one of his legs. He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries approximately four hours later. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Officer McNally was a WWI veteran and had served with the Waterbury Police Department for 11 years.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 19, 1930
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with DWI

accident scene, drunk driver

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Officer McNally,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 20, 2020

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