Police Officer William C. Carroll

Photo of Police Officer William C. Carroll
End of Watch: Mon, May 7th, 1923
Date of Incident: Mon, May 7th, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Service Time: 3 years
Age: 29


He was survived by his parents.


Officer Carroll was accidentally shot and killed by his partner while the two officers chased a suspected burglar. The officers were in plainclothes driving on Minerva Street when they spotted the man and pulled up next to him. The man gave his name and then fled, with both officers in pursuit. As the suspect came around a corner Officer Carroll's partner fired two shots. The second shot struck Officer Carroll as he rounded the corner behind the suspect.

In addition to his police service Officer Carroll was a WWI veteran of the 138th Infantry.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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