Detective Simon Arthur Carie

Detective Simon Arthur Carie

Vincennes Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, April 1, 1926

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Simon Arthur Carie

Detective Simon Carie was shot and killed while he and Officer Hindman responded to a call at a store in which two subjects were attempting to use counterfeit currency. As the officers approached the subjects, Detective Carie was shot and killed. Officer Hindman returned fire, hitting one of the suspects while the other suspect ran to a vehicle and escaped, but the suspect was arrested in Denver, Colorado, in August 1928.

Detective Carie had served with the Vincennes Police Department for six years.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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My name is Melana Carey, I am Simon Carie's great-grand daughter. Simon's son Herschel was my dad's father, as a small girl I was told the stories by my great grandmother Derci Carie (Simon's Widow) and was shown the clothes he wore the day he was shot. Vincennes In. placed a memorial stone for Simon in front of the police station, so nice. Previous comment was made by Darrell Carie, connected by a family, I would love to know more about your connection. Simon's Widow didn't receive any petition upon his murder and struggled to raise his children, hope this situation had been corrected for other officer's families.

Melana Carey-Cunningham

November 3, 2018

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