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New Hero Search Martin C. McCaw - Apr. 27, 1942 (15909)

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Chicago Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 27, 1942
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 34 yrs. of age
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Dept: Chicago Police Dept. - IL
3510 South Michigan Avenue   
Chicago, IL   60653   USA
(312)744-4000
County: Cook
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 6991
On The Job: 7 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Mon. Apr. 27, 1942
Summary: Patrolman Martin C. McCaw was accidentally shot and killed when his partner tripped and his service revolver discharged.

The two officers chased two gunmen into a vacant lot on Blue Island Avenue. Officer McCaw just captured one of the men when his partner tripped and discharged the revolver. The round struck Officer McCaw in the head. He was transported to Mother Cabrini Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Both men fled the scene after the shot was fired.

Officer McCaw had won a citizen award months earlier for rescuing five people from a burning apartment building in January. He was assigned to District 12 and was a seven year veteran of the department. He is survived by his five children.

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