Constable Roy E. Carter

Constable Roy E. Carter

Miami Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 6, 1966

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Roy E. Carter

Constable Roy Carter suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect during an arrest.

He was directing traffic at the scene of an accident when a driver of a vehicle ignored his signals and left the scene at a high rate of speed. Constable Carter pursued the man a short distance and attempted to arrest him when the man stopped.

During the ensuing struggle, Constable Carter was punched in the chest several times. A Clermont County deputy arrived at the scene and transported Constable Carter and the suspect to Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. Constable Carter passed away 20 minutes later.

The suspect was never charged for the death of Constable Carter.

Constable Carter is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 2

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Constable Roy E. Carter of the Miami Township Police Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 6, 2018

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