Police Officer William C. Carroll

Police Officer William C. Carroll

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, May 7, 1923

William C. Carroll

Officer Carroll was accidentally shot and killed by his partner while the two officers chased a suspected burglar. The officers were in plainclothes driving on Minerva Street when they spotted the man and pulled up next to him. The man gave his name and then fled, with both officers in pursuit. As the suspect came around a corner Officer Carroll's partner fired two shots. The second shot struck Officer Carroll as he rounded the corner behind the suspect.
Officer Carroll was a WWI veteran of the 138th Infantry. He had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his parents.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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You are not forgotten by your brothers and sisters of the SLMPD. Rest in Peace.

Sgt. SG
St. Louis Metropolitan Police

May 7, 2012

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