Officer Raymond R. Carpenter

Officer Raymond R. Carpenter

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 17, 1970

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Raymond R. Carpenter

Officer Raymond Carpenter was shot and killed after making a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle on I-80 near Rocklin, California.

The suspect committed suicide as other officers closed in on him.

Officer Carpenter was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the California Highway Patrol for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 1992
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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Semper Fi Brother. I had just graduated from the CHP academy in Sept 1969. I didn’t know you but we all heard about your bravery and how you honored our beloved Patrol. Less than two months later we lost another four brave young Highway Patrolmen in Newhall. As we continue to lose our Brothers and Sisters in Blue we continue to honor your commitment to the safety and security of all our citizens. I live in Roseville now and see your dedication sign at mile post 108 every time I travel on I 80. God Bless you and your family and especially your loving daughter who has written about her love for you below many times.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol SLA #530

February 17, 2019

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