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Officer Roy J. Carney | Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

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Roy J. Carney

Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, April 1, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer Roy Carney was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and his partner pushed their bicycle up a hill on Third Street at the beginning of their shift. The drunk driver was arrested by Officer Carney's partner at the scene and was charged with murder. Two months later a jury acquitted the driver.

Officer Carney had been with the agency for 13 months. He was survived by a wife and son.

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I would like to thank my distant cousin's Margaret Kye and
Amy Korney Hotz for sharing with me all the pictures, storys and filling in some blanks about my family tree. Thank you so much Amy and Margaret!!

William Carney
Grandson
May 5, 2016

 

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