Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Martin C. McCaw

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 27, 1942

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Reflections for Patrolman Martin C. McCaw

Patrolman McCaw,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 27, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 27, 2018

To my Grandfather who died before I was born. But my grandmother his wife raised some of the us older grandchildren telling us about grandpa how he enjoyed a cold beer and a dance floor a lot with her. I have pictures of you in Your DRESS UNIFORM WHEN YOU WERE WORKING THE DETAIL FOR THE WORLDS FAIR IN CHICAGO. YOU HAD ONE SON AND ONE SON-INLAW FOLLOW YOU ONTO THE C.P.D. AND SOME GRANDSONS AND GREAT GRAND SONS WHO FOLLOWED ON OTHER DEPARTMENTS (LOTS OF THEM)

Roger Riley Norine's Oldest son

July 11, 2016

Rest in peace Martin McCaw.You are admired by many,I've only heard the stories,but am proud to know your family.You are dearly loved and missed.

Rosemary Brown
Family friend

November 28, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.
My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman McCaw. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Although it has been 69 years since your ultimate sacrifice the CPD will not allow you to be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

April 27, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Your name now appears at a beautiful and peaceful memorial on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 27, 2010



May 1, 2008

Rest in peace dear hero. To the families of patrolman McCaw....keep faith in the lord. Know that one day you will meet and see your loved ones again. Martin couldn't be in better hands than with the lord almighty. God bless you all!


kristine wilton
cousin of Christopher Nicholson/Smithsburg Md. EOW-12/19/2007

February 15, 2008

Only great love and strength of character have been conveyed to me by my father John C McCaw and reiterated by his 1st cousin Jim Murphy And many others of what a very great man Martin C McCaw truly was .I am very proud to be named after such a selfless hero.Gods will I will meet my Grandpa Marty and all the family that have passed since his early departure ,a joyful anticipation. Thanks be to God!

Martin P McCaw

September 28, 2007

I am proud to say that you are my great grandfather though you passed away when my grandma (Noreen McCaw) was so young. I am proud of all you did in your short time. Though I never had to opportunity to meet you, I heard a lot from my grandmother whom missed you dearly.

Megan Riley

Megan Riley
great granddaughter

December 10, 2006

What a freak accident took you away from law enforcement and your family. From your other reflections you were loved and honored by your family which is all a man can ask in the end.

September 3, 2004

Even though your grandchildren and great grandchildren never knew you, and your children were very young at the time of your death, all were and are proud of your sacrifice. My sons and daughters are much more than my children. They are the grandsons and granddaughters of two very good and honorable men!

Assistant Chief Michael McCaw
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

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