Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # 403
Cause: Vehicular assault
Offender: Shot and killed
Lieutenant Monica Carey was killed when she was struck by an assailant during an undercover drug buy.
As officers attempted to make an arrest in a restaurant parking lot, he put the car in reverse, striking Lieutenant Carey, dragging her 30 feet. Other officers on the scene shot and killed the suspect. Approximately $1,000 worth of heroin was recovered from the vehicle.
Lieutenant Carey had served with the Clayton Police Department for two years and had previously served with other agencies for eight years. She is survived by her husband and two children. Her son is a deputy sheriff with the New Hanover Sheriff's Office.