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


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

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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.

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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


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