Guard Daniel J. McCarthy

Guard Daniel J. McCarthy

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 1916

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Daniel J. McCarthy

Guard Daniel McCarthy was shot and killed by an escaping inmate who was awaiting execution at Sing Sing State Prison. The suspect had been sentenced to death for the murders of Patrolman Charles Teare and Patrolman William Heaney, of the New York City Police Department, who were both shot on May 3, 1913.

The suspect was recaptured after he fled the prison and executed eight days later.

Guard McCarthy was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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Rest in peace Guard McCarthy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2023

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