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Police Officer James A. McCarl | Houston Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Houston Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

James A. McCarl

Houston Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, August 13, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Apprehended

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Police Officer James McCarl died after being kicked in the stomach while placing a prisoner in a jail cell at the borough's police department.

He had just arrested the subject for being drunk and disorderly after being called to the man's home. Officer McCarl was unlocking the cell door when the man kicked him in the stomach, rupturing his bowels. The man then escaped, but was captured by angry citizens a short time later.

Doctors tended to Officer McCarl's injuries but he died approximately two hours later.

Officer McCarl was survived by his wife, three daughters, and five sisters.

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Officer McCarl,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston Borough.


United States Border Patrol
August 13, 2016


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