Patrolman Franklin P. "Frank" Carr

Patrolman Franklin P. "Frank" Carr

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, October 5, 1918

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Franklin P. "Frank" Carr

Patrolman Franklin Carr was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had shot and killed a woman the day before. The man got angry and shot her when she refused his unwanted advances. Several officers had him surrounded in a street car when he opened fire killing Patrolman Carr and wounding an innocent bystander in the leg. The other officers beat the suspect to death.

Patrolman Carr was survived by his wife, four children and stepson.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 121

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed

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Officer Carr sacrificed his life arresting the man that killed my great grandmother. Our family will never forget. It is part of our history.

Ronald E Johnson Jr.

July 27, 2021

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