Policeman George Fountain Carter

Policeman George Fountain Carter

Martinsville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 14, 1919

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George Fountain Carter

Policeman Carter was shot and killed with his own gun while attempting to observe illegal gambling. He was known as an officer who targeted gambling. While hiding himself in some woods to observe a crap game, two brothers located him and shot him in the heart with his own weapon.

Both brothers were arrested and charged with murder. Two months later one escaped from the Martinsville Jail. On December 5, 1930, he was captured in Worcester, Massachusetts.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

gambling, stakeout

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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