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.

Bio

  • 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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Officer Carpenter,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 17, 2020

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