Officer John Wesley Carpenter

Officer John Wesley Carpenter

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, April 29, 1935

John Wesley Carpenter

Officer John Carpenter died as the result of an injury and
infection to his hand sustained during a struggle with a
prisoner two weeks earlier. His hand received a cut when he
struck the prisoner in the teeth. A serious infection set in
which required surgery to his hand and arm.

He died as a result of the infection at Baptist Hospital.

Officer Carpenter had served with the agency for 11 years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 16, 1935

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th 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 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

April 29, 2012

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