Police Officer Carl Proper

Police Officer Carl Proper

Kings Mountain Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 17, 2021

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Carl Proper

Police Officer Carl Proper died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Proper had served with the Kings Mountain Police Department for three years. He had served in law enforcement for 16 years. Officer Proper is survived by his wife and three children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge C-825

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 11, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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To the best friend a fellow officer could ask for and my first Sargent in this line of work and after 13 years doing it together it shattered my souls to find you have left us my brother. All the laughs over the years and altercations at work with the criminals. Regardless of the situation you always made us laugh. You were like a brother and best friend and now I’m left with all the Great memories of law enforcement together and the times we spent together outside of work. To my brother in blue you will never be forgotten. I’m saddened daily of all the plans we made for this fall for you I to come and visit us in our new house and hunt together again. May you RIP brother, badge 825. Luv ya

Patrolman Kevin Cornett
Mcmechen police dept

October 2, 2021

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