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Officer John T. McCarthy | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

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John T. McCarthy

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 25, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 4162

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 25, 2012

 

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