John A. McCarthy Sr. | Star #Unknown

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

Timeline


Date of Birth: 24 Jul 1913

Date of Appointment: 14 Jan 1939

Date of Incident: 13 Aug 1944

End of Watch: 13 Sep 1944

Date of Interment:

 

Interment Details


 Cemetery: Mount Greenwood Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
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       Interment Disposition: Burial

 

Memorial Details


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Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed

 

Service


 Military Service: U.S. Army

 

Incident & Biographic Details


MILITARY RECORD:

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 # Unknown, 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.