Police Officer Harold E. Carlson

Police Officer Harold E. Carlson

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 1973

Harold E. Carlson

Officer Carlson was shot and killed when he responded to a report of a man shooting a rifle in a neighborhood at 15495 Westbrook Street. He was accidentally caught in the crossfire when the suspect pointed his rifle at three other officers.

Officer Carlson and others responded to an afternoon call from the residence. The suspect was acting oddly and was armed with a gun, according to the call. When the officers arrived the suspect's wife greeted them on the porch. The suspect exited the house and asked the officers if they had any whiskey. The officers said no. The suspect told them he would get some and retreated into the residence. He returned with a 22-caliber rifle. Officer Carlson was shot in the crossfire. The suspect was shot and killed.

Officer Carlson, who served on the force for 17 years, was survived by his wife, two daughters, his mother and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

shots fired call

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 45th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 27, 2018

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