Police Officer Benjamin J. Carroll

Police Officer Benjamin J. Carroll

Wildwood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, December 29, 1947

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Benjamin J. Carroll

Police Officer Benjamin Carroll was fatally stabbed while attempting to make an arrest.

Despite being wounded, he was able to shoot and kill the subject.

Police Officer Carroll had served with the Wildwood Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two stepchildren.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt

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Officer Carroll,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wildwood. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 29, 2022

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