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Patrolman John Carroll | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana


John Carroll

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, August 14, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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

P.Carroll Hofmann
June 14, 2013


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