Officer John J. McCarthy

Officer John J. McCarthy

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, July 21, 1916

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John J. McCarthy

Officer John McCarthy was killed when his vehicle was struck by a streetcar at 9 p.m. at the intersection of SE Eighth Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard.

Officer McCarthy had served with the Portland Police Bureau for five years. He was survived by his fiancee. The couple was to be married 10 days later.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

automobile accident

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 21, 2020

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