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, it has been 93 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 20, 2023

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