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Police Officer William G. McCarthy | Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

William G. McCarthy

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 14, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 24 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Officer McCarthy was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest two car burglars. Unbeknownst to him, two more suspects were hiding behind him and attacked him. After stabbing him the suspects stole his gun, badge, and personal belongings and fled. Other officers followed a blood trail and arrested the suspects. They were sentenced to 30 years.

Officer McCarthy had been with the agency for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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