Police Officer Gerard Louis Carter

Police Officer Gerard Louis Carter

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, July 31, 1998

Gerard Louis Carter

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

Officer Carter and his partner were sitting in a marked police van outside of a New York City Housing Authority building when the suspect approached them and shot Officer Carter 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.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 30176

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 26, 1998
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years to life

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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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