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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Hey Billy:

I think about you often. I still think about taking that terrible phone call in the 25th's Operations Room that night. I hope your soul is at rest and you can still feel the eternal love of your friends and your family.

Your friend.

Bob

Bob Tarr
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May 24, 2017

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