Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William Jerome "Jerry" McCarthy, IV

Shenango Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Reflections for Patrolman William Jerome "Jerry" McCarthy, IV


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family.
Though we may wear different uniforms and have different badges, shields, or stars pinned upon our chest.
We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are:
Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads and state highways.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a law enforcement family, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will SERVE and PROTECT our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession, LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of GOOD over EVIL facing the unknown with COURAGE keeping our trust and faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
You did not die in vain
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Shenango Township in the State of Pennsylvania with Honor, Pride and Distinction.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have served and protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do........................SERVING and
PROTECTING your community with HONOR and PRIDE making a better and safer place for us all.
OFFICER McCARTHY STATUS................................................................
ATTENTION ALL UNITS........................................SHENANGO TOWNSHIP
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

May 5, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother. We met a in Gettysburg at the Crime Prevention Training. I was so sad to hear of the loss. Rest In Peace Brother, we will take over from here.

Cpl. S. White
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Police Department, Clarion, Pa.

May 5, 2013

Rest in Peace Jerry. Your brothers and sisters at Grove City College will miss you, and your decades of loyal service will always be remembered.

Our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort go out to your family, friends and co-workers.

202 Off Duty. God Bless.

Director Seth Van Til
Grove City College Campus Safety

May 5, 2013

Officer McCarty, you are the true hero and citizen - May God give comfort and strength to your wife, children and fellow officers.
As a reserve officer to serve your community is a sure sign of your character and dedication to service. WE THANK YOU and you will never be forgotten by your fellow brothers and sisters in uniform.

Deputy David Green
Torrance County Sheriff Department

May 5, 2013

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the STPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

May 5, 2013

For Patrolman William J. McCarthy, IV:

The number of incidents and situations that place the patrol officer at high risk are almost too numerous to contemplate. The only protection we really have is to continually recognize this and thus minimize the possibility of tragedy. That is why in-service training remains essential. We regret that our brother Jerry would be the next patrol officer to forfeit his life in the protection of others.
We pray for Jerry's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.
We are proud to Officer William "Jerry" McCarthy, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Plice

May 5, 2013

Rest In Peace....

John Ruth, AEMD Comm. Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

May 5, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

May 5, 2013

On behalf of the Stark County Sheriff's Office and it's Honor Guard, we would like to extend our condolences to the family of Officer McCarthy and to the Shenango Township Police Department.

Stark County Sheriff's Office
Deputy CD Newman
Honor Guard Compliance Officer

May 5, 2013

By recognizing the heroes of our past, we honor and appreciate the warriors of our present. Your heroism and service is remembered with gratitude today. We thank you for your courage and sacrifice. You gave your all to keep order. Your jurisdiction is safer because of your willingness to put yourself in harm's way, standing between the citizens you swore to protect, and the evil that exists. Thank you for helping to make America a safer place. You live on in our memories as you continue to inspire. Time will never diminish our respect. You have not been forgotten, my brother. You will always be remembered. God bless you, and rest in peace.

David F Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department

May 5, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department (WY)

May 5, 2013

Rest in peace blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

May 4, 2013

Rest in Peace Sir..........................

Offc. Thomas Wiederhold Ret.
Fort Worth PD, Texas

May 4, 2013

RIP brother Jerry.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept

May 4, 2013

I was really saddened to hear this news. Jerry was a nice guy and served the college well for many years. I heard good things about him from students. Rest in peace, buddy.

Jeff Wolinski
Physics professor, Grove City College

May 4, 2013

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

May 4, 2013

Rest in peace, my friend. I'm glad to have been one of your "little brothers" and I am thankful for your service to the College. You'll be remembered for your service and your great sense of humor.

Larry Hardesty
Former Co-worker

May 4, 2013

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer McCarthy during this time of tragic loss. God speed to the partner of Officer McCarthy for a complete recovery.

Deputy Sheriff Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

May 4, 2013

Our Prayers to his family and friends. A GREAT lost. He should get life. That's what he took that's what he should be doing. He chose to RUN. Someone died because of his choice.

Larwrence J. Faulkner Sr.
BlackHawk Security

May 4, 2013

Thank you for your service!! You will not be forgotten. May the Holy Spirit place peace and comfort into the hearts of your family, friends and colleagues. God bless you!!

Steven L. Thompson, Probation Officer
NCDPS -Division of Community Corrections

May 4, 2013

RIP fellow brother God Bless you and your Family

Pennsylvania (cambria county)

May 4, 2013

RIP Brother you sacrificed all because you answered the call, St. Michael Protect Him, St. Michael Pray for Us.

P.O. B. Clancy #304
Oak Lawn,Illinois PD

May 4, 2013

Rest in Pease my Brother. Thank for your sevice to Shenango Township and to Your Country.
God Bless His Family and Help them get through this Hard Time.

Pete Vantell- Security Police- Veteran USAF

May 4, 2013

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well

Reserve Deputy Douglas J. Maykowski
Macomb County Sheriff Mt. Clemens Michigan

May 4, 2013

Rest in peace department appreciates all Jerry did for us in 2000. He came to our university and certified three of our officers in the RAD Program (Rape Aggression Defense Basic class for women). I was one of them. Jerry was one of the BEST RAD instructors in the business. He kept us laughing and having one of the most memorable training experiences! Jerry was also a member of the PACCPP (Pennsylvania Association of Campus Crime Prevention Practitioner's). He was an instructor at PACCPP Annual Conference at Gettysburg College for numerous years. I crossed paths with him at Gettysburg and other trainings over the years.
Jerry was always so happy, friendly, funny, and willing to help you in anyway he could.
Pennsylvania has lost a wonderful person and dedicated and brave police officer.
You will not be forgotten...RIP
Thoughts and prayers to Jerry's family

Officer Jennifer Allshouse
Penn State Harrisburg Police Dept.

May 4, 2013

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