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Trooper John P. McCarthy

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, September 25, 1982

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Reflections for Trooper John P. McCarthy

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 25, 2020

Trooper McCarthy rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 3, 2019

You are officially the grandfather of a beautiful curly red haired, blue eye baby girl. Make sure the other Angels know at roll call...

Tpr. I John McCarthy
New Jersey State Police

September 27, 2018

Your legacy lives on and your grandsons will know your memory. We love and miss you.


September 25, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

September 25, 2012

As too many before and after, you headed off for another day at work not to return home to your family. The sacrifice you made and the loss that your family feels everyday is not forgotten. We keep your family in our thoughts & prayers as we remember your sacrifice.


September 25, 2010

Rest in peace Troop!! You are gone but not forgotten....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 25, 2008

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 12, 2007

Here we are one year later, and you are still remembered 25 years after your departure, as you always will be. Rest in peace my friend.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 25, 2007

Think of you often. Wish you were here!

Joseph McSorley(McCarthy)

July 13, 2007

Twenty four years ago today but you are never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 25, 2006

Rest in Peace.

September 25, 2006

Everyday you are on my mind and in my heart. It seems like yesterday you were here. I miss you. I will see you in heaven.


August 25, 2006

Rest in peace Troop... you are not forgotten

August 3, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 30, 2004

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