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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 9, 2012

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