Patrolman John Wesley Carpenter

Patrolman John Wesley Carpenter

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, April 29, 1935

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John Wesley Carpenter

Patrolman 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.

Patrolman Carpenter had served with the Louisville Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 11, 1935

arrest attempt

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Rest in peace Patrolman Carpenter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 29, 2023

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