Detective Patrick Andrew Carr

Detective Patrick Andrew Carr

Fort Smith Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, April 1, 1912

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Patrick Andrew Carr

Detective Patrick Carr was shot and killed when he assisted other officers in the capture of an escaped prisoner.

A Fort Smith police detective had observed a 24 year old male engaged in a loud verbal confrontation with a female on Garrison Avenue. He arrested the male and while he escorted him to jail, the prisoner pulled away from the detective and fled. Detective Carr observed the escape and joined with others in the pursuit of the escapee. During the pursuit and recapture of the prisoner, shots were fired and Detective Carr was struck above the right eye by a bullet.

The suspect was later captured and subsequently lynched by an angry mob.

Detective Carr died nine days later in St. Edward Hospital and did not regain consciousness. He was laid to rest in the Oak Cemetery.

Detective Carr was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 12, 1912
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Captured

disturbance, escapee

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Det. Carr,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fort Smith.


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April 1, 2022

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