Officer Carroll Gordon Bargatze

Officer Carroll Gordon Bargatze

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, October 16, 1965

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Carroll Gordon Bargatze

Officer Bargatze was killed in an automobile accident while responding to another accident call involving a police officer.

Officer Bargatze had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I never met you but my Dad, your brother, told me about you. I’m your namesake (middle name is Carol). My mom and Dad, John and Mary Katherine Elder named me after you. I was born 9 months after you were killed. The world has turned on the police. It has made me think about you. I honor you for your service as well as all police, past and present. RIP.

Dianne Elder Teinen
Dianne Elder Reinen, niece

June 26, 2020

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