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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Patrolman Carlson,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salt Lake City.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 9, 2019

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