Patrolman John J. Carroll

Patrolman John J. Carroll

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, August 14, 1908

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John J. Carroll

Patrolman John Carroll was stabbed to death when he attempted to break up a fight between two men in a train car at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad depot at the foot of Canal Street.

One of the men shoved a knife into his stomach when he grabbed his shoulder. Patrolman Carroll shot the man in the back as he fled to an adjoining car. A police sergeant who heard the shooting rushed into the car and engaged in a struggle with the suspect. As the suspect was attempting to stab the sergeant a police detective shot and mortally wounded the suspect. Patrolman Carroll died at the scene.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Shot and killed

fight call

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Officer Carroll was my great grandfather and is still a hero in our family.

P.Carroll Hofmann

June 14, 2013

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