Officer Carleton J. Bruce

Officer Carleton J. Bruce

Chico Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 22, 1938

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Carleton J. Bruce

Officer Carleton Bruce was shot and killed while responding to a call of a man brandishing a rifle in a local restaurant.

As he and his partner entered the restaurant, the suspect turned and opened fire with a 30-30 rifle. The suspect was apprehended after a shootout but later committed suicide in his cell.

Officer Bruce had been employed with the Chico Police Department for three years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 5

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 22, 2021

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