Police Officer William M. Carrico, Sr.

Police Officer William M. Carrico, Sr.

Carrollton Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, September 15, 1951

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William M. Carrico, Sr.

Officer Carrico was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call at the home of an ex-convict. As he and his partner were driving towards the suspect's home he shot Officer Carrico with a high powered rifle through the windshield striking him in the head. The suspect fled in a boat across the Ohio River into Indiana.

The 48-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with murder. His first trial resulted in a hung jury. He was re-tried in 1952 and sentenced to eight years for manslaughter.

Officer Carrico was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to eight years


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 16, 2010

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