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Police Officer William D. McCarthy | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

William D. McCarthy

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 22, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 2746

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 9/22/1987

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Sentenced to 3 years

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Officer McCarthy was struck and killed by a drunk driver outside of Spectrum Stadium while on mounted patrol following a concert. Officer McCarthy's horse, Skipper, was also killed in the incident.

The driver was sentenced to three years in prison.

Officer McCarthy had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.

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I remember you Officer McCarthy. You where at our house at Rector st. You where with my father on lunch break. You had kind words and up in spirit. You reminded me of my my Uncle Scott. Not much longer afterwards You and your mount left us. The James family will never forget you.

Curt D. James
Son of Philly Mounted John Earl James
October 15, 2012


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