Policeman George Fountain Carter

Policeman George Fountain Carter

Martinsville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 14, 1919

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George Fountain Carter

Policeman Carter was shot and killed with his own gun while attempting to observe illegal gambling. He was known as an officer who targeted gambling. While hiding himself in some woods to observe a crap game, two brothers located him and shot him in the heart with his own weapon.

Both brothers were arrested and charged with murder. Two months later one escaped from the Martinsville Jail. On December 5, 1930, he was captured in Worcester, Massachusetts.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

gambling, stakeout

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Officer Carter,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Martinsville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 14, 2019

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