Police Officer John F. McCarthy

Police Officer John F. McCarthy

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 30, 1922

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John F. McCarthy

Police Officer John McCarthy was shot and killed with his own service weapon while responding to a disturbance at a boarding house at 551 Center Street.

As he entered the home he was attacked by a man and shot with his own weapon.

Officer McCarthy had served with the Oakland Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Officer McCarthy,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakland.


United States Border Patrol

November 30, 2022

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