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Police Officer Paul Michael Carlisle | Oakland Police Department, California Oakland Police Department, California

Police Officer

Paul Michael Carlisle

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 70

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/23/1976

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Paul Carlisle succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained on November 23rd, 1976.

He had conducted a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle at the intersection of 16th Street and Broadway Avenue. As Officer Carlisle ordered the man from the car the subject drew a small handgun from his waistband and opened fire, striking him. One of the rounds struck Officer Carlisle's spinal cord, paralyzing him from the chest down.

Officer Carlisle remained bedridden and under constant care until his death on December 1st, 2015.

Officer Carlisle was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Oakland Police Department for 2-1/2 years at the time of the shooting. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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It is good that you have been included here. You deserve the recognition and the respect of your peers.

The fate of your murderer is not listed here, but I like to think he faced true justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

You are a hero for taking and doing the job and for fighting for so long to remain with your loved ones.

God Bless you Brother and may you eternally Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
March 13, 2017

 

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