Terrence J. McKaig – Cranston Police

Ptl. Terrence J. McKaig
Appointed in 1936

     Ptl. Terrance J. McKaig was born in Providence in 1908, the son of William and Bridget (Greenan) McKaig.  He was appointed to the Cranston Police Department in 1936.  In 1941, when the United States entered WWII,  he organized and trained 200 auxiliary police officers to assist the regular force with increased home front security duties.  His promotion date to sergeant is unknown, but he was promoted to lieutenant in September of 1944.  He left the department in 1946 to become a special agent with the FBI.  In 1953 he left the FBI to take the position of chief of police in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  He served as chief until retirement in 1968. 
     He passed away on September 11, 2003, at the age of 94, and is buried in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery in North Kingstown.       
     Rest in peace.