Correctional Officer Steven P. Carroll

Correctional Officer Steven P. Carroll

Stephenson County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 23, 2004

Steven P. Carroll

Correctional Officer Steven Carroll suffered a fatal heart attack in the Stephenson County Courthouse shortly after struggling with a prisoner that he had physically removed from one of the courtrooms.

He suffered a heart attack and collapsed moments after placing the male prisoner in a holding cell.

Officer Carroll had served with the Stephenson County Sheriff's Office for 18 years and was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was survived by his wife, son, three daughters, four grandchildren, brother and sister.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 55
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Apprehended


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Officer Carroll's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-16-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

December 16, 2017

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