Officer John Wesley Carpenter

Photo of Officer John Wesley Carpenter
End of Watch: Mon, Apr 29th, 1935
Date of Incident: Tue, Apr 16th, 1935
Cause of Death: Duty-Related Illness
Service Time: 9 years
Age: 54


His wife Anna


Officer Carpenter died as the result of an infection caused by an injury to his hand sustained during a struggle with a prisoner. His hand was cut when he struck the prisoner in the teeth and a serious infection developed which required surgery.

Officer Carpenter died at Baptist Hospital 13 days later as a result of the infection.


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