Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Officer Bernis Carr, Jr. | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia


Bernis Carr, Jr.

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Thursday, February 16, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 551

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Officer Bernis Carr was shot and killed when he was identified as an officer during a robbery while he was off duty.

He was in a bar at 4801 Georgia Avenue, NW, when four men entered it. They emptied the register and then began robbing patrons.

Officer Carr had prepared himself for a shootout by removing his gun from its holster and concealing it. When the robbers discovered the empty holster Officer Carr opened fire but the suspects returned fire, striking him several times.

Officer Carr had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 16 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 27, 2012


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2017 Deaths