Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Robert J. McCarthy

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 4, 1971

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Robert J. McCarthy

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 4, 2018

Your family at CTF remembers you on this 43rd anniversary of your senseless murder on March 4, 1971. Although your killer is due to go before the parole board, we are fighting for you and your family to make sure he is not released. CTF employees will be visiting and reflecting at the memory garden throughout the day. Thank you for your service.

Jeff Soares

Associate Warden
Correctional Training Facility

March 7, 2014

We honor Officer Robert McCarthy today. He is considered a family member of the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) and we mourn his loss. The flags fly at half mast for you today. The officers have draped their badges in your honor. CTF employees will be visiting and reflecting at the memory garden throughout the day. Thank you for your service. A highway sign on highway101 dedicating the highway to Officer McCarthy and the three other staff members killed in the line of duty is in the final stages. Highway 101 will be dedicated from the prison exit to the town of Gonzales.

We have had four staff tragically killed at CTF. I have made contact with all families with the exception of Officer McCarthy’s family. If Jason Haas or any other family member can please contact me it would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff Soares
Associate Warden
Correctional Training Facility

Associate Warden
Correctional Training Facility-CDCR

March 4, 2013

Robert J. McCarthy was my grandmother's brother. I was born Robert J. Whitmire. I would like to thank everyone for their respective reflections. I also would like to thank everyone involved with the memorial ceremony. I would have attended the ceremony had i known about it. A friend of mine who currently is a CO at Soledad informed me about a memorial a few months ago for fallen officers in the 70's, so I got curious and it brought me here. Thanks again for honoring my Great Uncle and the sacrifice he made. Can't wait to see it!!!

Jason Hass
Son of Robert Whitmire (nephew of Robert J. McCarthy)

February 11, 2013

We have honored Officer Robert J. McCarthy at the Correctional Training Facility (Soledad) with a memorial garden and bronze plaque. On May 17, 2012, a large ceremony was held with many law enforcement in attendance. It is important that we never forget the sacrifice that Officer McCarthy made. If you are a family member or friend of Robert McCarthy, I encourage you to contact me and I will arrange for you to visit the memory garden and will provide photographs of the ceremony.

Jeff Soares

Associate Warden
CTF Soledad Prison

December 5, 2012

Officer McCarthy,
On today, the 41st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer McCarthy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. I worked as a CO at San Quentin in the late seventies so I understand how tough working behind those prison walls can be.

Rest In Peace. Your memory os honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 4, 2009

You are remembered on the anniversey of your death. Rest easy Brother, we have the compound now.

Floyd Mullens, Sr.
Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno, Ok

March 4, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Van Den Berghe

March 3, 2008

Officer McCarthy,

We still remember, you are not forgotten.

Sgt M. Fontaine
California Dept of Corrections

March 4, 2007

On this 34th year anniversary of your murder we remember your sacrifice. We will never forget you.

M.Fontaine Correctional Officer
California Dept of Corrections

March 3, 2005

You are not forgotten my brother.

California Department of Corrections

January 28, 2005

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