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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Officer McCarthy,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R. I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

September 22, 2019

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