Patrolman Jeremy Edward "Jay" Carruth

Patrolman Jeremy Edward "Jay" Carruth

Alexandria Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 20, 2003

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 served in the Army with him, I was looking to find some old friends and found this article. I am very saddened about this. I remember, he could run like the wind. I went to basic training and AIT with him at Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri. He was always a leader and I knew he would go on to great things. He taught me how to breathe when running and even though I could never catch him, he helped me do the best I could. He set the record at 9 minutes 15 seconds for the two mile run. I'll never forget him, God speed my friend.

SGT. Rasmussen ( U.S. Army)
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November 6, 2018

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