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Panel: 4-W: 29
Department: Shenango Township, Pennsylvania, P.D.
End of Watch: May 2, 2013
Cause: Automobile Accident
Years of Service: 25
Description: Patrolman McCarthy was killed in an automobile crash while pursuing a suspect. He and a fellow officer responded to assist in the pursuit of a suspect evading police. The suspect ran a stop sign and crashed into the passenger side of the officer's patrol car. Patrolman McCarthy was the passenger in the vehicle. Both officers were transported to a hospital, where Patrolman McCarthy died. The second officer injured in the crash survived. The suspect was apprehended.