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Patrolman John McGrain

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Patrolman John McGrain

On this date in Baltimore Police History 1912 we lost our brother Police Officer John McGrain to an auto accident based on the following;


The Sun (1837-1987); Nov 25, 1912; pg. 4

On 25 November, 1912 Officer John McGrain, an injured patrolman died, John McGrain was badly injured in peculiar accident last February while riding in the Northwestern District Auto Patrol. Patrolman McGrain, was forced to retired at 56 years old due to these injuries, and as a result died at his home 1519 Myrtle Ave. some months later. While the attending physicians said that heart disease was the cause of death, McGrain's family insist he never fully recovered from injuries received in that auto accident and that is what ultimately lead to his death.

McGrain was widely known in the city while in the Central District he met and knew personally many of the financial district.

One day last February he was instructed to hold a windshield in the police patrol while it was being taken to Northern police station for repairs. When the turn was made at North and Pennsylvania Avenue McGrain was thrown forward, striking his four head against the windshield. His head was badly cut and he was taken to St. Luke's Hospital.

Born in Baltimore Officer McGrain was appointed a member of the Police Department in 1891. He is survived by his widow, miss Ann McGrain, his three sons, John W, Joseph W, and William F McGrain and two brothers, Thomas L and James McGrain

As his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department we will not let him be forgotten, His service Honored the City of Baltimore, and the Baltimore Police Department may he rest in peace, and may God bless him.

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End of Watch 25 November 1912
City, St. 1519 Myrtle Ave
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death Heart Attack
District Worked Northwestern


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