Lieutenant James Marion Carroll

Lieutenant James Marion Carroll

Fulton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 1, 1931

James Marion Carroll

Lieutenant James Carroll was shot and killed after being severely beaten by a theft suspect.

During the arrest the man attacked Lieutenant Carroll and beat him, slashed him with a knife, and fracture his skull. The suspect then shot Lieutenant Carroll in the neck before fleeing. Lieutenant Carroll succumbed to his wounds the following day.

A posse of officers along with Lieutenant Carroll's son trapped the suspect in a house near Eastpoint a few hours after the incident. Lieutenant Carroll's son, the first one to enter the house, shot and killed the suspect when he attempted to attack him with a chair.

Lieutenant Carroll had served with the Fulton County Police Department for 25 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, five brothers, and five sisters.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, November 30, 1931
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Just a note for the sake of history. It was not his brother that killed the subject, it was his 23 year old son, Burton Carroll that killed him.

Lt. R.a. Nixon
Folton County Police Department. Retired

March 24, 2017

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