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Lieutenant Charles H McClean

Police Force Mourns

9 July 1918

Eight Lieutenants to be Pallbearers for Lieutenant McClean. The Police Force of Baltimore united today in mourning the death of Lieutenant Charles H McClean, of the Northern District who shot and killed himself yesterday [8 July 1918] afternoon at his home, 2018 West Fayette Street. Arrangements for the funeral, to be conducted by the police Department, are being made Captain Hurley, of the Northern District, After a conference with Mrs. McClean, it was arranged that eight lieutenant, one from each district, will form an escort. His body was taken to hi home this morning from Franklin Square Hospital, where he was hurried when found yesterday. A steady stream of callers came to the house expressing sympathy to Mrs. McClean. Members of the family are now positive that mental derangements, caused by fear of another attack of paralysis, was responsible for the suicide.

 The Evening Sun Tue Jul 9 1918 Lt McClean suicide72

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NameDescription
End of Watch 8 July 1918
City, St. 2018 West Fayette St
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death Suicide
District Worked Northern
 
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