Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Charles A. McNabb

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles A. McNabb

Never forgotten by the Men and women both active and retired of the Boston Police Department.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

November 23, 2022

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian
Boston Police Department

November 23, 2021

Greetings. I remember learning of Officer Mc Nabbs death on the news. I was 13 y/o, eating supper. I remember a wave of emotion came over me. My mom came into the kitchen and saw me sitting, with tears streaming down my face. Charles death by violence hit me hard. For whatever reason Officer Mc Nabb stuck with me. I became an Army MP and kept Charles in my mind. Few years later I became a deputy with the Multnomah County Sheriffs Office for 28 years. All the while, Officer Mc Nabb was with me. Couple years ago I was in Boston and came upon a police memorial by the capital, and instantly found Charles. My girlfriend saw my tears and so I told her the story of Officer Charles Mc Nabb and how he and his service to others had somehow affected my life. I never knew or met Charles, but I can tell you this.... I'll never forget him. Rest in Peace Charles and thank you for your service.

Deputy R L Mc Nabb. ( retired )

March 14, 2019

Patrolman McNabb,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 23, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

May the coward/scum who took your life suffer and rot forever.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 23, 2018

On this 50th anniversary of Mr. McNabb's death let all of us remember the tremendous sacrifices made by the wives and children of law enforcement officers which allow us to pursue our chosen profession.

Officer Francis Smith #1494
Arlington Texas Police Department St. Col's '74

November 23, 2018

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

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 23, 2011

Patrolman McNabb,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 23, 2008

On this 39th year of his anniversary I just wanted to say "thanks" to those who continue to remember my dad and to those officers who continue walk the beat. God Bless you all

Gary McNabb
oldest son

December 1, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 26, 2007

Patrolman McNabb, today marks the 39th anniversary of your tragic death. Adding to the sadness is today being Thanksgiving. My heart goes out to all your family members who, to this day, miss you at ever holiday gathering. Your sacrifice is not what makes you a hero, it only solidifies it.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 23, 2007

Rest in peace, Patrolman McNabb. Your sacrifice will always be remembered. May God bless your family and colleagues.

SFC William L. Farrell
US Army Military Police

February 7, 2006

On 07/18/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Charles A. McNabb and dedicated our training day to him.

you are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

November 23, 2004

Gone but not forgotten ever. From another officer in blue

Boston Police Department

May 19, 2004

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