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Police Officer Fred Douglas Carr | Seattle Police Department, Washington Seattle Police Department, Washington

Police Officer

Fred Douglas Carr

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Monday, February 25, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Carr was shot and killed after responding to a report of a man with a shotgun. When he arrived at the scene with other officers, a group of people met the officers and told them the man had gone into his house. The officers entered the house and the suspect jumped out of a closet and opened fire. Officer Car was hit, but was able to return fire. The other officers also returned fire killing the suspect.

Officer Carr had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for three years.

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My partner and I advised Fred and his partner of the ongoing situation as we got off shift as 3C6 and Fred began his shift as 1C6. We had failed to locate the suspect twice prior to Fred and the morning crew locating and cornering him. I have often thought about that night in the past 38 years. I went on to complete my 25 yrs of service and retired, if only Fred could have done the same.

Officer D. Bringham, Retired
Seattle Police Department
May 8, 2012


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