Patrolman William J. “Jerry” McCarthy, IV
Shenango Township Police Department, Pennsylvania — 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 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 faces multiple charges including manslaughter.
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. Patrolman McCarthy is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, step daughter, and step son.