Patrolman Carl J. Carlson

Patrolman Carl J. Carlson

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, March 9, 1929

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Carl J. Carlson

Patrolman Carlson succumbed to injuries sustained 12 hours earlier when he struck his head while participating in a prohibition raid on South Temple Street.

During the raid, a 50-gallon barrel of mash was dropped on Patrolman Carlson's foot, which caused him to jump back and he struck his head against the wall. As a result, Patrolman Carlson suffered a skull fracture. He became disoriented and was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Carlson had served with the Salt Lake City Police Department for only 8 months. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental
  • Incident Date Friday, March 8, 1929

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Rest in peace Patrolman Carlson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

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