Officer Roy J. Carney

Officer Roy J. Carney

Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, April 1, 1937

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Roy J. Carney

Officer Roy Carney was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and his partner pushed their bicycle up a hill on Third Street at the beginning of their shift. The drunk driver was arrested by Officer Carney's partner at the scene and was charged with murder. Two months later a jury acquitted the driver.

Officer Carney had been with the agency for 13 months. He was survived by a wife and son.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Acquitted

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It was my pleasure, Bill. Family is family, no matter how much time goes by or distance separates.

Amy Korney Hotz

June 7, 2018

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