Police Officer Harold E. Carlson

Police Officer Harold E. Carlson

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 1973

Harold E. Carlson

Officer Carlson was shot and killed when he responded to a report of a man shooting a rifle in a neighborhood. He was accidentally caught in a crossfire when the suspect pointed his rifle at three other officers. The suspect was shot and killed.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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As I recall, "Hap" was working a one-man car out of the 16th Pct. and responded to a "man with a gun" run. While standing on the porch trying to reason with the subject, a second unit arrived and the 2 officers opened fire, striking Carlson several times. The subject's rifle was not loaded or operable.

Retired Sergeant

December 28, 2015

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