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Patrol Officer James R. Caruso | East Providence Police Department, Rhode Island East Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

Patrol Officer

James R. Caruso

East Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch: Monday, January 6, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Paroled in 1971

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Officer Caruso was shot and killed at the conclusion of a vehicle pursuit of a 19 year old youth and three juveniles. The vehicle crashed into a utility pole at Prospect Street and Beverage Hill Avenue in Pawtucket. As Officer Caruso walked up to the car, which was stolen, the 19 year old shot him twice in the head. All four suspects were captured a few hours later and charged with Officer Caruso's murder.

All three juveniles were acquitted at their trials. The 19 year old youth was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on June 19, 1958. He was paroled in August of 1971.

Officer Caruso had been with the agency for five years.

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Soon your story will be told "Mighty Mouse". Thank you. Love you. A True Hero AND Patriot.

13 year sentence for Murder just is not right. May God be the ultimate judge in these times when Blue Lives Mstter.

Marc Sorel
Grandson
January 5, 2016

 

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