Sergeant James P. Carter, Jr.

Sergeant James P. Carter, Jr.

Newton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, December 3, 1978

James P. Carter, Jr.

Sergeant Carter was struck and killed by a stolen car that was being driven by a drunk driver at 0130 hours. The car was fleeing from the scene of a robbery in Auburndale. All the suspect were apprehended the next day in South Boston. The driver was sentenced to 17 years but was released after only 18 months.
Sergeant Carter had been with the agency for 11 years and was survived by his three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Released after 18 months

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Sgt. Carter was my father. I was three when he was killed. I am grateful for your reflections. It's a blessing to able to be able to see a little of who he was as a police officer.

Sgt. Carter's Daughter

June 2, 2016

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