Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Officer Gary Don McCarthy | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer

Gary Don McCarthy

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, February 26, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 1 year, 2 months

Badge # 5508

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 2001

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Officer Gary McCarthy was shot and killed during an armed robbery at a grocery store.

Officer McCarthy was working an off-duty job as a security officer. An armed man entered and began robbing the manager. Officer McCarthy identified himself and was shot in the chest. He was able to return fire but did not strike the shooter. The assailant was apprehended several days later, tried and convicted; he was sentenced to death and executed in December 2001.

Officer McCarthy had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 30 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

I was remembering Gary, as I often do, and by chance found this page. It must be evident by the number of entries the incredible impact Gary had on so many! But I believe his greatest impact will be measured by the souls he touched for eternity in far off places...we do not know their names but God will call them out one day as jewels in Gary's crown that he will gladly cast at Jesus feet as he honors the Savior he chose to serve.

Tom Markel
Former Pastor and friend
January 2, 2016

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths