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Hero Down: West Carrollton Police Officer Patrick McCoy Succumbs To Cancer

Kettering, OH – West Carrollton Police Department (WCPD) Officer Patrick Michael “Pat” McCoy died on April 13 after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer, according to his family.

The 59-year-old officer was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in February, WKEF reported.

One day before he was scheduled to begin chemotherapy, the veteran officer suffered a major stroke.

“The stroke left him without the use of his right hand, unable to walk unaided and unable to speak,” fundraiser organizer Cheryl Dillin told WHIO.

Officer McCoy passed away at his residence on Wednesday, WHIO reported.

The WCPD announced his death in a Facebook post the following day.

“It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Officer Pat McCoy, Unit #236,” the post read. “Pat dedicated his life to public service and served the citizens of Miami Township and West Carrollton with distinction.”

Officer McCoy served in the U.S. Army prior to beginning his law enforcement career with the Miami Township Police Department (MTPD), WHIO reported.

He retired from the MTPD in 2020 after 31 years of service and began serving with the WCPD, according to his obituary.

“He was the embodiment of our core values of Integrity, Honesty, Accountability, and Professionalism,” the WCPD said. “Aside from being a true law enforcement professional, Pat was simply our friend and we will miss him. God’s speed, Pat!”

Officer McCoy leaves behind his wife of 26 years, Trish, as well as his four children and five grandchildren, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his mother, siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and the many friends he considered family.

Officer McCoy will be laid to rest on April 22.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of West Carrollton Police Department Officer Patrick Michael “Pat” McCoy, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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