Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 24 years
Badge # 867
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Shot and killed
Sergeant Carroll was shot and killed by an emotionally disturbed man. Sergeant Carroll was on patrol when he was flagged down by a man that told him he had just been accosted by a naked man running through the streets. Seconds later the naked man appeared and began banging on the windshield of Sergeant Carroll's patrol car. As Sergeant Carroll exited his car, the suspect attacked him, gaining control of his nightstick and hitting Sergeant Carroll with it. The suspect was then able to gain control of Sergeant Carroll's service weapon.
Sergeant Carroll and several other citizens ran into a nearby grocery store and Sergeant Carroll held his body against the door in an attempt to stop the gunman from entering and to shield the other civilians from any gunfire. After unsuccessfully attempting to enter the store, the suspect opened fire, striking Sergeant Carroll several times in the chest, killing him.
The suspect then stole Sergeant Carroll's patrol car, but immediately crashed it into a parked car. As he exited the patrol car, he was shot and killed by back-up officers.
Sergeant Carroll had been with the agency for 24 years and is survived by his wife.
Sergeant Carroll's father, Patrolman James Carroll, was also killed in the line of duty in 1934 while serving with the same agency.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patrolman James J. Carroll