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ALE Agent I Troy Douglas Carr | North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division, North Carolina North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division, North Carolina

ALE Agent I

Troy Douglas Carr

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, May 14, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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ALE Agent Troy Carr was shot and killed while attempting an arrest of a suspected drunk driver in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

He and two other agents had gone to an establishment to conduct an evening education session for the establishment's employees. When the three arrived, Agent Carr observed a person he believed to be intoxicated exit the establishment and drive away.

Agent Carr followed the suspect and attempted to stop him, at which point the suspect attempted to flee. The man stopped his car and started to run on foot, with Agent Carr in pursuit. The suspect then turned and fired at Agent Carr, striking him. Agent Carr was able to return fire and wound the suspect, who was taken into custody by state troopers who arrived on the scene.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder on July 3rd, 1996, and sentenced to life in prison.

An overpass bridge on the All American Freeway in Fayetteville was dedicated in Agent Carr's honor.

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We live in troubled times, but times have always been tough for those who carry badges. It is always tough to see our comrades cut down in the line of duty. Each day we watch as law enforcement officers at every level make the ultimate sacrifice. We have made it through such times in the past and we will in the future. When I was with the NC ALE under the old ABC system of the 1970's it was just as dangerous since most of the time agents and officers at every level worked largely alone. In 1976 alone, I believe it was, we lost 7 SHP Troopers and 1 ALE Agent, not to mention officers lost at the local and federal levels in NC. Law enforcement is, and will always be, a dangerous way to make a living which noone does for the money you earn. Each fallen officer is but another sacrifice laid upon the alter of our nation since it is by their blood that our country and world are made just a little bit safer. COP killers should never be paroled. As a fourth generation COP I am convinced that the saddest thing a child can ever say are the words "... my Daddy was a policeman ... ."

Jerry W. Leonard, SAIC-Retired
US Military Intelligence-DOD
September 22, 2016

 

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