Investigator William F. Carter, Jr.

Investigator William F. Carter, Jr.

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, May 20, 1969

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William F. Carter, Jr.

Investigator William Carter and Sergeant William Rutledge were killed in an automobile crash while returning to Indio from Blythe.

The patrol unit they were in veered off U.S. 10 on Chiriaco Summit and struck the back of a truck. Sergeant Rutledge was killed instantly and Investigator Carter succumbed to his injuries six days later.

Investigator Carter had been with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 14, 1969

routine driving

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Rest in peace Investigator Carter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 29, 2020

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