Officer Francis J. McElroy – Cranston Police

     Officer Francis J. McElroy was born in Providence on August 4, 1893, and was appointed to the CPD in 1929.  Officer “Mac” was known for his humorous wit.  He passed away in his sleep at his home on Cedar Street on June 19, 1956.  He was still on the police department at the time of his death, and was the possessor of badge #1.  He was a WWI navy veteran, and member of the Cranston Fraternal Order of Police.  He’s buried in St. Ann’s Cemetery.