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Police Officer Harold E. Carlson | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Harold E. Carlson

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, January 27, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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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.

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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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