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Sergeant James P. Carter, Jr. | Newton Police Department, Massachusetts Newton Police Department, Massachusetts


James P. Carter, Jr.

Newton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Sunday, December 3, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Released after 18 months

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Sergeant Carter was struck and killed by a stolen car that was being driven by a drunk driver at 0130 hours. The car was fleeing from the scene of a robbery in Auburndale. All the suspect were apprehended the next day in South Boston. The driver was sentenced to 17 years but was released after only 18 months.
Sergeant Carter had been with the agency for 11 years and was survived by his three children.

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Sgt. Carter was my father. I was three when he was killed. I am grateful for your reflections. It's a blessing to able to be able to see a little of who he was as a police officer.

Sgt. Carter's Daughter
June 2, 2016


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