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.

Police Officer William 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 up to the home the man fired a high-powered rifle through the windshield, striking Officer Carrico in the head. The subject then 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 in prison 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 8 years


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Rest in peace Officer Carrico.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 8, 2022

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