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Constable Roy E. Carter | Miami Township Police Department, Ohio Miami Township Police Department, Ohio

Constable

Roy E. Carter

Miami Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, August 6, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 2

Cause: Heart attack

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Constable Roy Carter suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect during an arrest.

He was directing traffic at the scene of an accident when a driver of a vehicle ignored his signals and left the scene at a high rate of speed. Constable Carter pursued the man a short distance and attempted to arrest him when the man stopped.

During the ensuing struggle, Constable Carter was punched in the chest several times. A Clermont County deputy arrived at the scene and transported Constable Carter and the suspect to Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. Constable Carter passed away 20 minutes later.

The suspect was never charged for the death of Constable Carter.

Constable Carter is survived by his wife and daughter.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 1, 2013

 

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