Detective Oliver P. Carpenter

Detective Oliver P. Carpenter

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, February 8, 1932

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Oliver P. Carpenter

Detective Carpenter was shot and killed when he and his partner interrupted a robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company. Detective Carpenter was killed when one of two suspects opened fire with a machine gun.

The gunman was arrested, tried for murder, and acquitted. The other suspect was assassinated a year later outside of his home by fellow gang members after he informed on them in an unrelated case.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Machine gun
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in peace Detective Carpenter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 4, 2019

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