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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

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: 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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Officer McCarty, I remember the first time we met you were on mounted patrol on Germantown Ave I was about 12 at the time. I was out just hanging out on the avenue and you walked up to me and asked me my name. At first I was scared because to me that was not the norm for the police to walk up me and just start a conversation. But you told me to relax and you said I see you around here every day you and just want to know my name so you can say hello. After a few conversations with you, it changed my perception on police officers. So I made it a point every time I walked on Germantown Ave to seek you out and give your partner a treat.

I had the privilege to see you handle a few incidents on the avenue and I was amazed that you never got made and that all the merchants liked you. So I knew that when grow up I wanted to be a cop. I remember speaking to you and you telling me that you were going to be at the Spectrum working later and then a call went out so you told me you had to go I will see you later.

A few days past and I did not see you or your truck, so I asked one of officers about you and he told me the tragic news. It sad we he told me because I lost a good friend Rest in Peace.

Commander Darius Sultan
Federal Protective Service
June 13, 2014


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