Police Officer Hugh J. McCartney

Photo of Police Officer Hugh J. McCartney
End of Watch: Sun, May 31st, 1903
Date of Incident: Sat, May 16th, 1903
Cause of Death: Assault
Service Time: 2 months
Age: 32


He was survived by his wife and three children.


Officer McCartney was attacked by a mob of men and women for unknown reasons while on patrol at 14th Street and Clark Avenue. The mob attacked him with pistols, bricks and razors. While struggling to protect himself he was able to shoot and kill one of the suspects. He was seriously injured and succumbed to his wounds 15 days later.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212
Colonel Sam Dotson


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