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Police Officer Gerard Louis Carter | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Gerard Louis Carter

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, July 31, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 30176

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/26/1998

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years to life

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Officer Gerard Carter died after being shot while looking for a juvenile for whom he had a warrant.

Officer Carter and his partner were sitting in a marked police van outside of a housing project when the suspect approached them and shot him in the temple. Officer Carter's partner was able to return fire, but did not hit the suspect.

The 18 year-old suspect was caught the next day after a standoff, and was later sentenced to 25 years to life following a plea agreement. He will be eligible for parole in 2023.

Officer Carter died on July 31, 1998 after being in a medically induced coma following the shooting.

Officer Carter had served for five years with the New York City Police Department and is survived by one child.

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It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1999 NYPD MEDAL DAY BOOKLET about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 5, 2016

 

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