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Patrolman William Jerry McCarthy, IV | Shenango Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Shenango Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

William Jerry McCarthy, IV

Shenango Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 2838

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 5/2/2013

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: In custody

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Patrolman Jerry McCarthy was struck and killed while responding to the area of a pursuit in New Castle. The subject vehicle ran a stop sign and crashed into the passenger side of the cruiser, where Officer McCarthy was seated.

Patrolman McCarthy was pronounced dead during transport to Jameson Hospital. The officer driving the cruiser also sustained injuries in the crash.

The subject had been arrested less than one month earlier, by Patrolman McCarthy's partner, for operating without a license. She was apprehended at the scene and faces multiple charges including manslaughter.

Patrolman McCarthy worked part time for the Shenango Township Police Department and at the Lawrence County District Attorney’s office. He had been with the Shenango Township Police for exactly one year. Patrolman McCarthy is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, step daughter, and step son.

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God Bless you Patrolman McCarthy. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
July 24, 2013

 

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