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Constable Robert Andrew Carter | Tulare Police Department, California Tulare Police Department, California

Constable

Robert Andrew Carter

Tulare Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, October 6, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1919

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Constable Robert Carter was shot and killed when he confronted an armed robbery suspect on a city street.

Constable Carter was wounded in the initial shootout and fell to the ground. The suspect then walked up to him and shot him in the head, killing him. The man was taken into custody by a group of citizens. He was hanged at San Quentin State Prison on March 1st, 1919.

Constable Carter was survived by his two daughters.

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Robert Carter is my great-grandfather. I am so very proud of his service to Tulare. I am grateful that he is getting the honor and recognition he deserves for his service and sacrifice. I am proud to be his great-granddaughter.

Jackie Jensen Paull
great-grandaughter
July 14, 2014

 

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