Capt. Richard J.McHale (-1935)

NYC Police Commander shot to death by a disgruntled patrolman

Capt Richard J. McHale was shot to death Oct. 24, 1935 while on duty in the station house as commanding officer of the New York City 109th Precinct.

 

About 8:15 p.m., a patrolman dissatisfied over being placed on reserve duty by a police surgeon shot the commmander. Captain Richard died shortly after arriving at a hospital. Another patrolman shot and killed the aassailant..

 

 

NOTE: Information on the life of Captain McHale is sought by descendants, Mauria McGough Tesauro (mcmiley@verizon.net