Police Officer Carey James Reaves

Police Officer Carey James Reaves

High Point Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 10, 1925

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Carey James Reaves

Officer Reaves and Officer Fred Claywell were shot and killed while raiding a liquor house. Officer Reaves succumbed to his wounds the following day and Officer Claywell succumbed to his injuries nine days later.

The suspect, shot through the lung by one of the officers, was apprehended at a nearby home a short time later. He was convicted of Officer Reaves' murder and sentenced to death. He was tried a second time, convicted of two counts of second degree murder, and sentenced to 50 years. He died in prison in 1932.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 9, 1925
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Please know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice and you will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 18, 2020

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