Court Officer Francis J. Carroll

Court Officer Francis J. Carroll

New York State Office of Court Administration, New York

End of Watch Sunday, May 6, 1973

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Francis J. Carroll

Officer Francis Carroll was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at Hotel Evans at 273 West 38th Street in New York City.

When he witnessed two subjects demanding money from the manager, Officer Carroll identified himself as a court officer. One of the subjects fired at him and killed him instantly.

The subjects were never apprehended.

Officer Carroll had served with the New York State Office of Court Administration, assigned to the Manhattan Criminal Court, for five weeks. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 month, 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

robbery in progress

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Officer Carroll,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 6, 2023

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