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

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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

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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.

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