Patrolman John Carroll

Patrolman John Carroll

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, August 14, 1908

John Carroll

Patrolman Carroll was stabbed to death when he attempted to break up a fight between two men in a train car at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad depot. One of the men shoved a knife into his stomach when he grabbed his shoulder. Patrolman Carroll shot the man in the back as he fled to an adjoining car. A police sergeant who heard the shooting rushed into the car and engaged in a struggle with the suspect. As the suspect was attempting to stab the sergeant a police detective shot and mortally wounded the suspect. Patrolman Carroll died at the scene.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Carroll was my great grandfather and is still a hero in our family.

P.Carroll Hofmann
great-granddaughter

June 14, 2013

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