Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Sergeant Rutledge and Investigator William Carter were killed in an automobile accident while returning to Indio from Blythe. The patrol unit they were in veered off of the roadway and struck the back of a truck. Sergeant Rutledge was killed instantly and Investigator Carter succumbed to his injuries six days later.
Sergeant Carter had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife, three children, parents and brother.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Investigator William F. Carter, Jr.