Officer John T. McCarthy

Officer John T. McCarthy

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 25, 1981

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John T. McCarthy

Officer John McCarthy was shot and killed after he and his partner observed a car parked by a lake.

They observed two partially clothed people and told them to leave. As Officer McCarthy was returning to his vehicle the man stepped out of his vehicle and shot him in the head. The man ran into the lake and then was arrested when he came back out. The suspect was convicted and executed.

Officer McCarthy had served with the Dallas Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4162

Incident Details

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

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Officer McCarthy,
On today, the 40th anniversary of of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2021

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