Edward McCarthy

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This article is about the former L.A. Police Chief. For the former Archbishop of Miami, Florida, see Edward A. McCarthy. For the Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop, see Edward Joseph McCarthy.

Edward McCarthy was the sixth Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department and had one of the shortest commands of any chief, being forced out of office on May 12, 1885, after serving only since January 2 of that year.

During his short period in office, McCarthy commanded 15 officers in a department that had $354 worth of equipment and was paid $150 a month.[1]

See also[edit]


  • Mark Thompson. American Character: The Curious Life of Charles Fletcher Lummis and the Rediscovery of the Southwest. 
Police appointments
Preceded by
Thomas J. Cuddy
Chief of LAPD
Succeeded by
John Horner