Trooper William L. Carroll, Jr.

Trooper William L. Carroll, Jr.

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, July 12, 1984

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William L. Carroll, Jr.

Trooper William Carroll was struck and killed by a vehicle at mile-marker 76 on New Jersey Turnpike. He had just completed a traffic stop of a tractor-trailer when he was struck by another tractor-trailer.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries nine hours later.

The driver who struck him was convicted of careless driving.

Trooper Carroll had served with the New Jersey State Police for five years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and five siblings.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years, 5 months
  • Badge 3296

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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38 years ago I lost my best friend. It wasn't till the next morning till I recieved the call. I saw the end of lot of dreams and the heart break of your family and Michelle , your newly wed. It took me a decade to come to terms with your passing. Mike Swain and I remember you fondly and still find it hard to speak of you. I often talk to young people and try to teach them
the lessons we learned . I have two nephews that are involved with the State Police one recently graduated and the other still has to go through academy. I warn them of the dangers and hurt for us left behind. I pray for the well being and the day they can retire. You would be proud of your brother Chris , he has done well.
You are always remembered and missed.

Till we meet àgain
Burt Parks


July 12, 2022

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