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Thousands are expected to pay their respects to Shenango Township police officer Jerry McCarthy on Wednesday.
A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Vitus Parish in New Castle. Following the mass, the funeral procession will travel from New Castle to Grove City.
The route is as follows:
- S. Jefferson Street
- Mill Street
- E. Washington
- Willowbrook Road past the Shenango Township police station
- Route 422 Eastbound
- Route 388 Northbound
- Route 108 Eastbound
- 79 Northbound
- Grove City Exit Route 208
- Route 173 Northbound
- To Crestview Memorial Cemetery
Grove City officials asked anyone wishing to pay their respects to gather along the route. The procession is expected to go through the area between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Full military honors will be performed by the Pennsylvania State Police at the cemetery.
McCarthy was a husband and father of two sons, one daughter, a step son and a step daughter.
He retired after more than 30 years working at Grove City College in Safety Services. McCarthy was hired in 2011 by the Lawrence County District Attorney’s office as a county detective and as a county humane agent and worked as a part-time patrolman for Shenango Township.
He was killed Thursday during a police chase in New Castle.