Policeman Bart J. McCarthy

Policeman Bart J. McCarthy

Butte Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Saturday, July 22, 1916

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Bart J. McCarthy

Policeman McCarthy was shot and killed by a local constable.

Patrolman McCarthy observed the constable beating up a vender and approached. The Constable turned around ans shot Policeman McCarthy, killing him. The Constable was already facing assault charges for shooting another Butte Policeman. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 40 to 80 years in prison.

Policeman McCarthy had served with the Butte Police Department for three months.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 to 80 years

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 22, 2020

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