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Detective Lieutenant John McCarthy

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, January 7, 1947

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Reflections for Detective Lieutenant John McCarthy

This is a really incredible story and I wish we could have known more about Detective McCarthy. As a student interested in criminal justice, learning about him has been inspiring. I attend the Criminal Justice course at the Grundy Area Vocational Center, and an assignment was given to us which requires us to choose a fallen officer to write and present on, and I chose Detective McCarthy. He has a great story that I'm proud to share.

Ariana Ramos

January 19, 2023

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Lieutenant John McCarthy of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 7, 2023

Det. Lt. McCarthy,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 7, 2022

I was watching the show Toledo Stories tonight and thought of my Dad's beloved Uncle John. My Dad and his brother adored and admired him. Heard stories growing up about him. I still have the obituary that was in the Blade. I hope he met my Dad and Uncle in Heaven by picking them up on his motorcycle with the sidecar!

Sandra Lair

February 10, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Lieutenant John McCarthy of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

January 7, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Lieutenant John McCarthy of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 7, 2018

Det. Lt. McCarthy,
On today, the 66th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Toledo. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It's a shame didn't get convicted of murder as well being she gave those two POS's the handguns that were used to kill you.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

January 7, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

The female defendant who put the firearms in the killer's hand should have received a sentence that was borne of justice. Instead, she was given six months which was a complete travesty of justice. This must have caused your family much suffering.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 7, 2012

Sir,
On the anniversary of your death, I want you to know that you are not forgotten, and that we continue to fight the good fight here on the streets of Toledo.

Officer
Toledo Police

January 7, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, THIS WRITER AS ALWAYS IS DISAPPOINTED THAT JUSTICE WAS NOT SERVED ON YOUR BEHALF.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 1, 2008

Det. Lt. John McCarthy was my grandfather. This past January was the 60th anniversary of his death. The Toledo Blade published a very nice story. It brought back memories to many Toledo natives. I still receive comments about him. Thank you to those who have posted their reflections on this site. He and all of the others will never be forgotten.

Bob McCarthy
Grandson

July 4, 2007

I hope that Det. McCarthy's family knows about this site. While they/we may not remember the man, the citizens of Toledo, your community will always remember his sacrifice and his surface. Rest assured that you are still in our hearts and new generations will carry on your good work.

Citizen of Toledo

March 22, 2007

Lt, you are a fine example of what a hero is. You can rest easy knowing that newer officers are picking up the torch that you once carried. You are a hero.

Sgt Thomas Morelli
tpd officer

March 14, 2007

Detective Lieutenant,
I read your story in the Toledo Blade today and decided to check this site to see if you were mentioned here. You made the ultimate sacrifice and your story is a historic part of Toledo. Thank you for your service and Rest In Peace.

Sergeant Mike Munoz
Perrysburg Township Police

January 18, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Toledo Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Detective Lieutenant McCarthy deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Detective Lieutenant McCarthy is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 15, 2006

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