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Patrolman William R. Carter | Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia


William R. Carter

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, December 12, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman William Carter was killed when he was intentionally thrown from a vehicle while attempting to pursuit a whiskey-runner.

He observed the whiskey car driving on 11th Street, SW, and he flagged down the next car to pass by. He jumped on the running board and ordered it to follow the first car.

Unbeknownst to Patrolman Carter, the vehicle was the pilot car for the whiskey car. The driver suddenly swerved and applied the brakes, causing Patrolman Carter to be thrown from the vehicle and strike his head on a curb.

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I appreciate your honor and respect to my great-grandfather. Thanks, Nancy G. Parker

Nancuy G. Parker
July 11, 2015


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