Police Officer William D. McCarthy

Police Officer William D. McCarthy

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 1987

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William D. McCarthy

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.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 2746

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 3 years

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I remember Bill when I was a young security guard at a bank, he’d stop in everyday when on patrol with Skipper,He was older then me so he treated me like a little brother and check in to make sure I was ok., then we’d eat lunch. I’ll never forget Officer McCarthy and I hope his family Is doing well as they can.RIP Bill, S/O Mike

S.Officer Michael A.Pittelli
Private Security

September 13, 2019

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