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Lieutenant James Marion Carroll | Fulton County Police Department, Georgia Fulton County Police Department, Georgia

Lieutenant

James Marion Carroll

Fulton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 1, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/30/1931

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Lieutenant James Carroll was shot and killed after being severely beaten by a theft suspect.

During the arrest the man attacked Lieutenant Carroll and beat him, slashed him with a knife, and fracture his skull. The suspect then shot Lieutenant Carroll in the neck before fleeing. Lieutenant Carroll succumbed to his wounds the following day.

A posse of officers along with Lieutenant Carroll's son trapped the suspect in a house near Eastpoint a few hours after the incident. Lieutenant Carroll's son, the first one to enter the house, shot and killed the suspect when he attempted to attack him with a chair.

Lieutenant Carroll had served with the Fulton County Police Department for 25 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, five brothers, and five sisters.

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Just a note for the sake of history. It was not his brother that killed the subject, it was his 23 year old son, Burton Carroll that killed him.

Lt. R.a. Nixon
Folton County Police Department. Retired
March 24, 2017

 

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