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Benefit planned for family of police officer killed in the line of duty

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SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Following the funeral service for officer William 'Jerry' McCarthy on Wednesday, Shenango Township firefighters will hold a benefit meal for his family, the community and all first responders.

Enough food has been donated from area businesses to feed about 2,000 people.

Brandon Rishel, the assistant fire chief for Shenango Township, says they are still accepting donations of soft drinks and water at the fire station at 2424 East Washington Street in New Castle.

You can drop items off from 7 a.m. Tuesday through Wednesday early afternoon.

"Definitely water, pop, any type of cookies and chips, that's really the only things that we need.  Any financial donations, anything that's leftover is going to go directly to the officer's family, and that will all be taken care of," says Rishel.

Donations to the "Shenango Police Memorial Fund" in officer McCarthy's memory should be made to any ESB Bank branch.


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