Patrolman Michael Neal Carter

Patrolman Michael Neal Carter

Chester City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 8, 1974

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Michael Neal Carter

Patrolman Michael Carter was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped a vehicle at Third Street and Central Avenue to question an occupant about a holdup. Patrolman Carter's partner returned fire and killed the suspect.

His partner was able to take the three other occupants into custody.

Patrolman Carter had served with the Chester Police Department for four years and had previously served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Can't believe it's been 46 years,seems like yesterday...I worked with Mike Carter before he joined the force..GREAT GUY and one one of the funniest guys i knew.He would have us laughing until we had tears...I use to pick him up for work.A bunch of us would stop over his house when we got done working on 2nd shift..Would stay for hours...He told me to bring my shotgun to work and place on back seat of car when there was gonna be some unrest ...He told me jokingly that we are friends but if they come to the car ,he's gonna jump out and pretend he's with them,lol...Miss you Mike R.I.P..BUDDY...

Civilian -Bill Locke..

November 14, 2021

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