FRAMINGHAM – Patrolman Thomas McCarthy was promoted to a sergeant with the Framingham Police Department this morning, October 3, at a small ceremony at the Framingham Police Station.
He was sworn in by Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey.
A Marian High School graduate, McCarthy has a Bachelor of Science from Boston College from the School of Management and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Westfield State University.
Hired as a Framingham Police Officer on Sept. 18, 2006, he has been with the department for a decade. He had six years experience as an Framingham auxiliary police officers, and worked as a special police officer for the Town of Hull before joining the department.
In 2010, he received a police commendation award, after responding to a report of shots fired. He arrested an armed subject after a foot pursuit, according to Framingham Police.
He is a member of the department’s mountain bike unit and District 14’s dive team. He is also a field training officer.
McCarthy is the son of Bill and Kathie McCarthy, both of whom are elected Town Meeting members in Framingham.
McCarthy formerly owned and operated a landscape construction business for almost 20 years, before joining the Framingham Police Department.
Photo courtesy of Framingham Police.
Pictured is Sgt. Tom McCarthy being pinned by his mother Kathie McCarthy.