Sergeant Clarence E. Karrick

Sergeant Clarence E. Karrick

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, March 24, 1930

Clarence E. Karrick

Sergeant Clarence Karrick was shot and killed in the Louisville and Nashville Railroad yards in DeCoursey, Kentucky, after discovering several trespassers.

His body was discovered the following morning by a freight conductor. Investigators believed that he discovered several trespassers and engaged them in a shootout. He was struck in the back of the head and died several hours later.

One suspect was later arrested during the ensuing investigation. It is not know if he was ever tried or convicted.

Sergeant Karrick had previously served with the Covington Police Department.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kentucky
  • Weapon Handgun; .30 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended


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Sergeant Karrick, we can only hope and pray that your murderers and their filthy accomplices faced true justice, if not in this world then in the next. You sacrificed your life helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's Railroads. I thank you for your service.

God Bless, you, Brother and may the eternal rest you now experience be ever peaceful.

I also am grateful that you have finally been recognized as a true hero, thanks in part to this wonderful site and definitely thanks to someone who took the time and did the research. THEY TOO are true heroes. God Bless you all.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 13, 2017

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