Death Classification: Military Service Death
Agency: Chicago Police Department
Served: 5 years, 6 months, 30 days
Unit of Assignment / Detail: 5th District - Wabash
District of Incident (Present Day): France, EU
Cause of Death: Killed in U.S. Service
Age at Time of Death: 25
Date of Birth: 24 Jul 1913
Date of Appointment: 14 Jan 1939
Date of Incident: France, EU
End of Watch: 13 Sep 1944
Date of Interment:
Cemetery: Mount Greenwood Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall:
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:
Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed
Military Service: U.S. Army
Incident & Biographic Details
1st Lieutenant John A. McCarthy, Sr., Service #01298886, served in the U.S. Army enlisting on March 5, 1940 serving in the 301st Infantry, 94th Division, was a veteran of World War II and died in service.
On September 13, 1944, Lieutenant McCarthy was killed in action in France, in service to his Country. His death is classified as Killed in Action (KIA)
POLICE RECORD & DEMOGRAPHICS:
Patrolman John A. McCarthy, Sr., Star #6728, aged 25 years, was a 5 year, 6 month, 30 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 5th District – Wabash.
Officer McCarthy was laid to rest in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, 2900 West 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Patrolman John A. McCarthy, born July 24, 1913, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on January 14, 1939. Prior to becoming a Chicago Policeman McCarthy was a fireman for three and a half years at Engine Company No. 1 located at Lomax Place (present day Congress Expressway Interchange) and Wells Street.
Officer McCarthy was survived by his wife, Josephine M.; son, John A., Jr., age 11 months; parents; brothers: William (CPD) and Raymond (USCG); sisters: Frances and Mrs. Hugh Kelly. He was the son of Chicago Fire Captain Patrick J. McCarthy.