Patrolman William J. "Jerry" McCarthy, IV
Updated On: Jan 25, 2022
Patrolman William J.

Shenango Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, May 2, 2013

m Jerome "Jerry" McCarthy, IV

Patrolman Jerry McCarthy was struck and killed while responding to the area of a pursuit in New Castle. The subject vehicle ran a stop sign near the intersection of Warren Avenue and Cascade Street and crashed into the passenger side of the cruiser, where Officer McCarthy was seated.

Patrolman McCarthy was pronounced dead during transport to Jameson Hospital. The officer driving the cruiser also sustained injuries in the crash.

The subject had been arrested less than one month earlier, by Patrolman McCarthy's partner, for operating without a license. She was apprehended at the scene and plead guilty in April of 2014 to multiple charges and was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.

Patrolman McCarthy worked part time for the Shenango Township Police Department and at the Lawrence County District Attorney’s office. He had been with the Shenango Township Police for exactly one year but had served with law enforcement for 25 years. Patrolman McCarthy is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, step-daughter, and step-son.


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