Patrolman Jeremy Edward "Jay" Carruth

Patrolman Jeremy Edward "Jay" Carruth

Alexandria Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 20, 2003

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Jeremy Edward "Jay" Carruth

Patrolman Jeremy Carruth and PFC David Ezernack were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect during an SRT operation near Overton and Warshauer Streets.

The suspect was wanted for ambushing an officer the previous day in which he fired several shots from an automatic weapon into the officer's patrol car. The suspect opened fire as the SRT officers attempted to arrest him, fatally wounding Patrolman Carruth and PFC Ezernack and wounding three other officers. The suspect was also killed in the return gunfire.

Patrolman Carruth had served with the Alexandria Police Department for almost three years, and also served in the 239th Military Police Company, Louisiana National Guard. He is survived by his two young daughters, parents and three sisters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 465
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Automatic
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I’m proud to have the honor of serving with you. Your mom has been unrelenting in keeping your memory alive and she’s a true inspiration to everyone.
I think of you and David often and pray for your families.

Sgt. Brian Boney (Retired)
Alexandria, La Police Department

February 20, 2021

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