Officer Roy J. Carney

Officer Roy J. Carney

Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, April 1, 1937

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.

Bio

  • 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
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June 7, 2018

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